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Fifty Shades of Rosé

June 28, 2021

Cottages & Gardens’ wine contributor, Baroness Sheri de Borchgrave, selected Château Minuty 281 2020 as one of the top rosés to sip on this summer.

“Clearly, 281 is the top cuvée of Minuty’s four ascending priced rosés and it demonstrates another level of complexity and intensity which a rosé can achieve, while still retaining a delicate character. With enticing white flower, citrus, and peach aromas, it is the wine’s signature minerality that sets it apart. Made from old vine Grenache, Syrah and Cinsault, 281 is a food wine that can pair well with grilled shellfish.  Château Minuty is the rosé of St. Tropez and along the beaches, the iconic M de Minuty graces tables at the exclusive beach clubs.” Read the full review and story HERE

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    281 refers to the Pantone number for this royal blue color that elegantly cascades in a glaze down the side of the bottle.  It evokes the sky and the sea of Minuty's French Riviera home, in particular the deep blue that appears everywhere after the strong afternoon wind.  100% estate from a single old plot of Grenache whose clone is exclusive to Château Minuty, it is the ultimate reflection of their special seaside vineyard and Provence.

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