Château Minuty was purchased in 1936 by Gabriel Farnet, the grandfather of François and Jean-Etienne, the current owners. Gabriel replanted the entire wine estate and returned the Château to its former glory over the next two decades. His work was rewarded in 1955, when Château Minuty was named as one of the twenty-three estates as a classed growth of the Côtes de Provence.
Since 1990, François and Jean-Etienne have been at the helm of Minuty; much of their effort has been aimed at increasing the quality of the wines produced. Alongside renovation of the winery, they have undertaken a vineyard replanting project; removing Carignan and Ugni Blanc vines and replacing them with Grenache and Rolle.
Whilst it is a difficult variety to cultivate, with yields being inconsistent from year-to-year, Tibouren is regarded at Château Minuty as a key ingredient in their top wines. Rarely found outside Provence and Liguria, around the coast in Italy, it provides intense, aromatic notes in the wines; reminiscent of juniper, thyme, rosemary and lavender – the aromas of ‘the garrigue’.
FOOD MATCHING NOTE
Symphony Rosé is a great wine for gastronomy and is at its best when served with fine cuisine and high quality produce. Enjoy with truffle and scallop risotto, seafood, sushi and Thai dishes. Serve chilled.
Floral and delicate with aromas of white flowers and passion fruit.