List of products by brand Chateau Minuty
Château Minuty, located on hills of Gassin is a major producer of the Côte de Provence rosé wines whose fame crosses borders. The estate is now run by the third generation of the family Matton Farnet, closely linked to the ancient traditions-and the respect of the land.More
1930: the creation of Château Minuty by Gabriel Farnet
The Matton-Farnets have been in the wine industry for almost three centuries, beginning at the Domaine de Chateauneuf in Vidauban, and continuing at Château Minuty from 1936 where Gabriel Farnet, the grandfather of François and Jean-Etienne, the current owners, set up. Gabriel Farnet replanted the entire wine estate and returned Château Minuty to its former glory. It was built under Napoleon III, as was the small chapel that the cuvee de l’Oratoire takes its name from and which was the estate’s flagship bottle for a long time. The most prestigious hotels on the Côte d’Azur still have its fat Burgundian-shaped bottles. In 1955 Château Minuty was one of 23 estates to be consecrated as a classed growth of the Côtes de Provence.
1990: The expanding reputation of Minuty from Jean-Etienne and François Matton
Today Jean-Etienne and François Matton have taken over and continue to improve Minuty. They have put their stamp on it by restructuring the vineyards and replacing the Carignan and Ugni Blanc with Grenache and Rolle, and by streamlining the winery with modern, up to date efficient equipment. By giving Minuty a more international direction, ensuring listings at the best tables around the world and by developing the wine tasting facilities, Jean-Etienne and François Matton strive on a daily basis to increase Minuty’s reputation. A big project to renovate the cellar has been undertaken.
1960: Replanting Château Minuty by Monique and Etienne Matton
Monique Farnet, Gabriel’s daughter, and her husband Etienne Matton – who was president of the Classed Growths for many years, replanted traditional local grape varietals like Tibouren, Rolle and Grenache, keeping yields low in the quest for high quality wines. Due to this rigorous work undertaken in the vineyards, they have ensured Château Minuty’s reputation and presence at all the best restaurants of the Côte d’Azur.