I recently received 3 different Rosé wines, all from the 2012 vintage of Chateau Minuty in Provence. Each wine sits in a different price bracket and I progressively worked my way through them over a few days, starting with the entry priced one.
2012 Château Minuty “M de Minuty” Rosé. Côtes de Provence, France. 13%
A blend of 50% Grenache, 35% Cinsault & 15% Tibouren.
Dry and easy on the palate. Good cleansing acids. Waft of kaffir lime leaf and some stone fruits. Enjoyed the wine so much that when I looked up, almost the whole bottle was gone…. oops! Wine for drinking, not thinking. Summer time fun. Enjoy with flash fried cuttlefish.
Tasted 26th October 2013.
Sample from Airoldi Fine Wines. RRP $22
2012 Château Minuty Préstige Rosé. Côtes de Provence, France. 13%
A blend of 90% Grenache & 10% Tibouren.
A step up in intensity from the “M”. Peach and peach skins, crunchy honeydew. Dry finish of ginger and lime zest. Crunchy pear. Spicy, tangy finish. Towards the end of the bottle, the acid started to poke out a little bit.
Perfect for sipping on after spending the afternoon sitting in the sun watching Perth Glory and my son play in the half time match.
Tasted 27th October 2013.
Sample from Airoldi Fine Wines. RRP $31
2012 Château Minuty Rosé et Or. Côtes de Provence, France. 13%
A blend of 95% Grenache & 5% Syrah.
This wine sits at the top of the price tree of Chateau Minuty. Similar taste profile as the prestige and the M. Again, a touch more intensity. Has slight creamed almonds on the palate. Still enjoyable. Not as convinced about the QPR ratio. In this case, big is not better.
Tasted 29th October 2013.
Sample from Airoldi Fine Wines. RRP $39
Three brothers. All similar, but with differences in stature. I reckon the Mighty “M de Minuty” offers great bang for your buck and the Prestige is pretty good value as well. Happy drinking all 3.