Château Minuty

M de Minuty Rosé 2019

Côtes de Provence

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Minuty invites you to savor the essence of the French Riviera with its third M de Minuty Limited Edition bottle. This year’s iconic M de Minuty “Bouteille Provencale” breathes new life through the vibrant designs of Barcelona based visual artists Zosen Bandido and Mina Hamada. Illustrating the world of Minuty through the Mediterranean sea, sun and soil, this eye-catching bottle invites you to picture yourself on the beach enjoying all the pleasures of summer.

As a way to honor its international presence, Minuty partners with different global artists each year to capture the essence of the vintage and to celebrate the St. Tropez lifestyle on the M de Minuty bottle. After collaborating in 2018 with American artist Ashley Mary and in 2019 with English artist Ruby Taylor, in 2020 Minuty has partnered with Zosen Bandido and Mina Hamada, two visual artists based in Barcelona. Zosen grew up in Buenos Aires and Mina in Tokyo – and together they create art through a global lens. Their passion for street art, bright colors and free forms led them to collaborate on murals in various formats, including outdoor walls, canvas paintings, illustrations, screen prints and handmade books. Their work can be seen in several European, South American, North American and Japanese cities

Vineyard

M de Minuty comes entirely from hand harvested grapes grown in the Côtes de Provence, making it perhaps the only major regional wine that is still hand harvested. The source for the majority of the wine is from partners in the highest quality Côtes de Provence vineyards. Minuty’s original estate vineyard in Saint Tropez, and their estate one hour north in the hills of Vidauban also contribute fruit.

As with all their wines, the focus is on working with high quality Grenache grapes that can bring aromatic complexity and gorgeous fruit flavors while offering a seamless and fresh structure.

In regards to their own vineyard holdings, the Minuty family is proud of their strong commitment to sustainable viticulture. They quickly achieved the French government’s High Environmental Value certification for the estate’s biodiversity, farm management to limit inputs, and broader commitment to limiting environmental impact. All their vineyards have long been grown without the use of chemicals.

Winemaking

As with all Minuty wines, fruit is handpicked. Just as important, they time the picking with their pressing, so that when the grapes are picked and brought over to the winery, they immediately go to the press, protected by carbonic gas. Grapes are chilled and alcoholic fermentation takes place at cool temperature and lasts around 3 weeks. There is no malolactic fermentation. Selection and blending are done around the end of November.

Vintage

2019 was an excellent vintage. The late warm weather resulted in an early and relatively quick harvest, and the estate focus on viticulture and winemaking to emphasize freshness plays beautifully with the intense fruit. The final blend of the 2019 is 50% Grenache, 30% Cinsault and 20% Syrah.

Tasting Note

Light and bright in color. The nose has very intense aromas of orange peels and red currant. The wine in the mouth is smooth with a nice freshness.

Color

Rose

Grape Varieties

Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah

Appellation

Côtes de Provence

Farming

Minuty uses no herbicides or pesticides and has been certified High Environmental Value for the estate’s biodiversity, farm management to limit inputs, and broader commitment to limiting environmental impact. They are also in the process of organically certifying a first part of their vineyard.

Alcohol

13%

Suggested Retail Price

$28

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