WINE TRIBUTE - The Château Minuty Gabriel vintage is the result of the know-how of 4 generations of winegrowers from the Matton-Farnet family.
Aromatic freshness and omnipresent red fruits mark the identity of this singular wine in the style of the Minuty wines and the great red wines of Provence.
The Gabriel vintage is a challenge and a tribute. A challenge dreamed of for a long time by Jean-Etienne and François Matton to demonstrate that a red wine of great caliber, made exclusively from the lands of Gassin, was not only possible but necessary to calibrate the taste of excellence in this color and on this millennial terroir. It is also a tribute to their maternal grandfather, Gabriel Farnet, who acquired the property in 1936 and created all the possibilities that allow the birth of such a wine today.
For the Cuvée Gabriel, a luxury cuvée, luxury means: low yields (25/30 hl/ha), a drastic selection of the most beautiful Syrahs located around the House, all harvested by hand. A meticulous vinification with temperature control and gentle extraction to obtain a delicate nectar aged 24 months in new oak barrels, rigorously selected by Christophe Mongeot, Minuty's Cellar Master. The blending of Gabriel was realized in collaboration with Gérard Margeon, Head Sommelier of the Maison Ducasse Paris.
A treat for the eyes with a beautiful density of garnet with purple reflections. A treat for the nose too, with the bewitching bouquet of racy, well-bred Syrah, ranging from spicy black fruit to notes of violet and vanilla. And finally, a treat with a full and caressing mouth, silky tannins and a peacock's tail finish where the spicy notes of the wine unfold with grace and conviction.
A temperature of service between 16 and 18 ° and a careful decanting are advised so that the wine can take time to open and offer all its aromatic complexity. Gastronomic dishes such as game birds or poularde à la crème. On the sea side, roasted wild shrimps, roasted scallops. But also more flamboyant dishes such as a very nice duck parmentier and strong cheeses. The beautiful Asian cuisine will also be successfully combined.