Gabriel Farnet, the grandfather of the current owners, acquired Château Minuty in 1936.
Château Minuty - viticulture above the bay of Saint Tropez
During the reign of Napoleon III, this Château Minuty had been the jewel of the Germondi family, who built it on the peninsula between Calvaire and the Gulf of Saint-Tropez. Gabriel Farnet planted new vineyards, built his own winery, restored Château Minuty to shining splendor and established the excellent reputation of the estate. Even today, some of the villas and hotels along the Côte d'Azur are proud to own some of Château Minuty 's early potbellied Burgundy bottles.
Provençal viticulture from Carignan to Grenache
When Farnet's daughter Monique and her husband Etienne Matton took over the estate, they planted traditional Provençal grape varieties, paid attention to consistent yield reduction and high quality, and continued to build the reputation of Château Minuty wines.
And what is the situation at Château Minuty today?
Today, the future of the winery is safely in the hands of brothers Jean-Etienne and François Matton; they replaced the Carignan and Ugni-blanc vines predominantly with Grenache and Rolle, modernized the winery, and now focus on lean, fresh, elegant rosé wines that are both youthful and sophisticated.
The grape varieties
The Château Minuty grows the following grape varieties, among others:
- Ugni Blanc
More information aboutChâteau Minuty
|Company Name:||Minuty S.A.|
|Street:||2491 Route de la Berle|
|City:||Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur 83580|
|Contact & Web|
|Telephone:||+33 4 94 56 12 09|
|Fax:||+33 4 94 56 18 38|
|Company Owner:||Jean-Etienne & François Matton|