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9 Rosés That Will Transport You to the South of France This Summer

July 31, 2020

Robb Report wine columnist Sara Schneider highlighted a selection of wines that will help virtually transport you to the South of France this summer, including Château Minuty 281, Rose et Or and Prestige.

Schneider first gives reader background on Minuty’s influence promoting rosé as a high-quality wine, not just a lifestyle option, and that the family-owned estate produces rosés at every price point, for every occasion.

She explains the Château Minuty 2019 281 is named for the royal blue Pantone color of the St. Tropez sea and sky, and that it is produced from a single plot of old-vine Grenache. “The concentrated beauty leads with soaring aromas of spicy jasmine, conjuring warm nights on the Côte d’Azur. Nectarine and pink grapefruit join the florals, followed by flavors of tangerine, white peach and layers of minerality.”

She also mentions that Minuty 2019 Prestige, “a longtime favorite on café tables in France,” is available for the first time here this year. “Structured and minerally, it combines delicate rose petal and ripe nectarine on the nose, with vivid citrus and tart raspberry on the palate.”

Last, but not least, the story notes that “if you’re going to throw on a tablecloth for dinner, the Château Minuty 2019 Rose et Or is your wine—elegant, complex and dressed to kill. Honeysuckle, wild strawberries and citrus give way to peaches and orange peel.” Read the full review HERE

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    Château Minuty

    281 Rosé 2019

    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.

    Château Minuty

    Rose et Or Rosé 2019

    Côtes de Provence

    Rose et Or encapsulates the Chateau Minuty Saint-Tropez estate. It speaks of the seaside with its freshness and flavors, and represents the ultimate in what a quality Côtes de Provence rosé can achieve: it's gentle freshness giving way to concentrated, almost gourmet flavors.  It moves from the terrace to the white table cloth like no other.

    Château Minuty

    Prestige Rosé 2019

    Côtes de Provence

    If you notice just one wine on the beach and seaside restaurants in the south of France, it is almost certainly Minuty Prestige. This wine has become the emblem of the Riviera lifestyle, and it is place that has been earned through the unbelievable dedication to quality by the Minuty family.

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    Château Minuty

    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.