2022 Chateau Minuty Cuvee 281
Chateau Minuty has a fully automatic bottling line designed to protect the rosé wines from oxidation and respect their aromatic qualities. Chateau Minuity (and certainly the Rose et Or and the Cuvee Prestige) belongs to the top houses such as Château Camparnaud , Ott, MIP, AIX, Miraval, Domaine Tropez that have set the trend to produce absolute quality rosé that can be excellent as an aperitif but certainly also excellent with lobster, shellfish, white pasta dishes or a delicious salad. The quality and education is also such that the wines remain blissful when aging (2-3 years).
The wine is a blend of mainly grenache with a small amount of Syrah. The 281 is the top model of Minuty and is a very lively rosé with concentrated flavors. It has an intense freshness, somewhat salty / mineral. It is a dry rosé without losing its fruit and that is where a top rosé can distinguish itself.
The Cuvee 281 is the absolute top model of Minuty. Here are just a handful of bottles from .The vineyard 'looks' to the sea and this maritime influence makes for a vineyard where no poison is needed to keep the grapes healthy. This very elegant and complex rose wine comes from free-flow juice (so no pressing). The grapes for the 281 come from the best plots of minuty with a terroir of slate, clay and sand. The 281 has an HVE (High Environmental Value) certification, and the harvest is completely manual and only the free range juice is used for the Grandcru Rose. The low temperature alcoholic fermentation, no malolactic fermentation. 12.5% VOL. The wine gets a (much) longer maturation than the other Minuty wines, a wine that only becomes more beautiful with some aging.
In the glass, the minuty Cuvee 281 is a very light pink with crystal reflections. In the nose, the wine is intense with a beautiful complexity with notes of white fruit (peach, melon) with somewhat iodine salty notes, which is clearly the influence of the sea. The wine has an impressive depth with a mineral structure. This Minuty Cuvee 281 is a completely unique rose and is incomparable and is one of the most beautiful roses that is simply amazing with some aging. Close your eyes and is it a Burgundy after all?
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Chateau Minuty is a classic domain from Provence. It is located on the peninsula of Saint-Tropez. Minuty owes its name to the style of the wines and the flawless regularity. The domain works according to simple principles: The vines are grown according to rational cultivation, without weed killers or pesticides. This protected, wooded environment guarantees a privileged ecosystem. The fruit is preserved during extraction to preserve the rich expression of the region.
A renowned Provence winemaker, Château Minuty has been around since 1850, but when it was taken over by Gabriel Farnet (grandfather of the current owners) in 1936, it quickly became recognized as one of Provence's benchmark winemakers. Today Jean-Etienne and François manage the estate and have taken the focus on quality even further by reducing yields, building a new winery, replanting their Carignan and Ugni-Blanc with grenache noir and Vermentino and pioneering the use of the first juice released in the production of their rosé wines. The weight of the grapes is enough to get a first natural pressing and this first juice is fermented and used for the top model the Rose et Or and the Cuvee (a mix of this juice and the first pressing) and gives the rosé wine the luscious texture and elegance. While 70% of the production is rosé wine, there are also some excellent whites and a rich, silky red. All Chateau Minuty wines are very serious, complex wines that are perfectly suited to Provencal cuisine and are a permanent fixture on the most prestigious wine lists of the Côte d'Azur.
|Type of Wine||Rosé|
|Appellation||Côtes de Provence|
|Drinking as of||2023|
|James Suckling rating||92|