Château Minuty

Region
France - Provence
Owner
Gabriel Farnet
Size
36 hectare
Established
1936

Gabriel Farnet purchased Château Minuty in 1936 and set about restoring it to its former splendour. In 1955, Château Minuty became one of 23 wineries to be classified as the distinguished Cru Classé des Côtes de Provence.

His father, Etienne Matton, who was for many years the president of the Classified Growths, replanted traditional Provençal grape varietals with limited yields, striving for the highest quality of vinification and secured the reputation of Château Minuty in the greatest restaurants of the French Riviera.

Wines Available


M de Minuty Rosé, , Château Minuty

M de Minuty Rosé

Origin: Côtes de Provence, France

Vines are in double guyot with 2 arms inclined to 30 degrees with 2 eyes on every arm. Trellising in 2 dimensions in 1.70 m height. The manual disbudding helps to quantify the harvest by avoiding any green grape harvest. During the phytosanitary treatments, they don't use any systemic product.

Vinification

The grapes are harvested manually at their technical maturity and then crushed and de-stemmed. They then undergo a short maceration from 3 to 4 hours before pressing. This is then allowed to settle overnight at 15°C (59°F). Alcoholic fermentation at 16°C (60.80°F) in stainless steel tanks to preserve the aromas. Malolactic fermentation blocked by sulphating. The wine is then aged in stainless steel tanks at 15°C (59°F) with Light filtration before bottling. Stores in air-conditioned cellars

Grape Variety

Grenache/Garnacha 50%, Cinsault 40%, Syrah/Shiraz 10%

Alcohol by Volume

ABV 13.0%

Winemaker's Notes

A magnificent wine of pleasure, the aromatic harmony of Grenache and Cinsault offers some notes of peach and candied orange. The mouth is fresh and round.

Minuty D'Or Rosé, , Château Minuty

Minuty D'Or Rosé

Origin: AOC Côtes de Provence, France

Mica-schist soil with south westerly aspect. Traditionally cultivated, soil is mechanically worked using a plow and without applying herbicide.

Grapes varieties used from selected parcels: Grenache and Tibouren Vines are in double "guyot" with 2 arms titled to 30 degrees with 2 inclined eyes on every arm. Trellising in 2 dimensions in 1.70 m height. Manual de-budding helps to quantify the harvest by avoiding any green grape harvest.

Vinification

Manual harvest of grapes and manual sorting in the cellar. Total crushing and destemming, then cooling of grapes. Light skin contact maceration at 15°C. Straining of the first juices and separation of the press juices. Settling one night at 15°C then alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel tanks at 14°C to preserve aromas. Malolactic fermentation stopped by sulphite.

Ageing in stainless steel tanks at 15°C (59°F). Light sticking in November. Storage in air-conditioned cellars.

Grape Variety

Grenache/Garnacha 85%, Tibouren 15%

Alcohol by Volume

ABV 13.0%

Winemaker's Notes

This rosé with a vibrating expression is a concentration of greedy aromas, with an intense freshness which offers the full expression of fruits.

Minuty Prestige Rose, , Château Minuty

Minuty Prestige Rose

Origin: Côtes de Provence, France

The grapes for this wine come from a rigorous selection of the best vineyards of “Côtes de Provence”

Vinification

The grapes are harvested manually at their technical maturity and then crushed and de-stemmed. They then undergo a short maceration from 3 to 4 hours before pressing at low a pressure. The wine is then aged in stainless steel tanks at 15°C (59°F) with Light filtration before bottling. Stored in air-conditioned cellars

Grape Variety

Grenache/Garnacha 60%, Cinsault 20%, Tibouren 10%, Syrah/Shiraz 10%

Alcohol by Volume

ABV 13.0%

Winemaker's Notes

Precise and delicate with notes of flowers and melon. In the mouth it is powerful and well balanced, with notes of citrus and red fruits, underlined by a pleasant minerality. A clean finish.

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