Forbes Magazine senior travel and food contributor Karla Alindahao rounds up twelve of the best rosé wines to enjoy this summer. As a self-proclaimed lover of amber-hued spirits and Old World reds, Alindahao was slow to come around to the rosé trend, that was until she understood their versatility, “they’re refreshing, far from overwhelming, and just plain pleasant whether on its own or when accompanied by a meal.”
Her current favorite is the 2019 Chateau Minuty 281 Côtes de Provence, she raves that “It’s got everything you want in a rosé—good structure, a pleasant mouthfeel, and on the nose refreshing hints of citrusy crispness. Aged for four months in stainless steel, it’s not too “creamy” nor overwhelmingly acidic—making it enormously pairable.”
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Côtes de Provence
281 refers to the Pantone number for this royal blue color that elegantly cascades in a glaze down the side of the bottle. It evokes the sky and the sea of Minuty's French Riviera home, in particular the deep blue that appears everywhere after the strong afternoon wind. 100% estate from a single old plot of Grenache whose clone is exclusive to Château Minuty, it is the ultimate reflection of their special seaside vineyard and Provence.
Côtes de Provence
Château Minuty is the global leader in Côtes de Provence rosé, and beyond that it can be argued is the most important estate in the history of Provence rosé. The Saint-Tropez based, family owned estate has been, since its founding, one of the quality leaders for the region. Minuty then became one of the most visible producers in the second half of the 20th century, a result of quality production and commercial foresight when no one in the region could imagine the global phenomenon Provence rosé would become. And then in the last two decades, Minuty defined the vision for and led the unbelievable growth in Provence rosé around the globe.