Berkmann Wine Cellars expands premium rose offering with Château Minuty
Berkmann Wine Cellars has expanded its premium rosé offering with Château Minuty.
Château Minuty, situated just outside Saint-Tropez, was acquired by Gabriel Farnet in 1936. The Matton-Farnet family have completely revamped the estate over the past 80 years, even earning the prestigious Cotes de Provence ‘Cru Classe’ status in 1955.
Today the third generation Jean-Etienne and Francois Matton continue to restructure the estate’s vineyards, from which they hand-harvest low yields of traditional and local varieties such as Tibouron, Rolle and Grenache. Chateau Minuty is one of the few remaining estates in the Cotes de Provence to harvest exclusively by hand.
Berkmann’s purchasing director, Alex Hunt MW, said: “Anywhere that’s anywhere in Provence these days features Château Minuty’s exquisite roses. Berkmann Wine Cellars is the champion distributor of Provence rose and this is a great new string to our bow.”
Château Minuty’s co-owner, François Matton, added: “We at Château Minuty are immensely proud to be entering into this new partnership with Berkmann Wine Cellars. Being a family-owned and run company like ourselves, we share very similar values.
“Like us, Berkmann Wine Cellars is a leader in their field. They have proven their ability to build brands in the UK drinks industry, particularly in the on-trade, which is the natural positioning for Château Minuty wines.”