WINE REVIEW: Minuty 2019 Prestige Rosé, Côtes de Provence, France ($30)
by Andrew Chalk
We have said it before but rosé outsells white wine in France and the producing region of Provence is where the wine comes from that achieved that. In the U.S. market it starts from further back, but has made big strides in market share over the last eight years.
Château Minuty is one of the most respected producers in the region, and this is their most popular wine in France. It just now comes to the U.S. market. The fruit is entirely estate grown and hand-harvested (rare in the region).
Château tasting notes say “Pale with pomelo highlights, the nose is precise and delicate with notes of flowers and melon. In the mouth, the wine is powerful and well-balanced, with notes of citrus and red fruits, underlined by a pleasant minerality. It is the most structured and expressive of all the Minuty wines.”
Appearance: Pale pink
Palate: Profound grip. Earthy, Cardboard. Precise fruit-acid balance.