Vinepair explores a heavily debated topic in a new article about adding ice to your wine glass. Contributor Samantha Leal questions whether this is “outdated, misinterpreted advice from some wine-snob rule book that needs to be tossed out?” She turns to the experts, including Château Minuty Co-Owner Francois Matton to weigh in.
Leal suggests that adding ice to “bright and crisp varieties that will retain some acidity when diluted are safe bets,” such as rosé. Matton chimes in, factually stating “we can all agree that there’s nothing worse than a warm glass of rosé.” Continuing he explains how wine enjoyed by the pool or on a roof tends to warm quickly outside in the heat, “so adding ice helps make the experience better — like with popular cocktails. This trend is becoming extremely popular across the French Riviera and Caribbean.”
Several other industry experts weigh in to discuss the topic, which you can read HERE
Côtes de Provence
Château Minuty is the global leader in Côtes de Provence rosé, and beyond that it can be argued is the most important estate in the history of Provence rosé. The Saint-Tropez based, family owned estate has been, since its founding, one of the quality leaders for the region. Minuty then became one of the most visible producers in the second half of the 20th century, a result of quality production and commercial foresight when no one in the region could imagine the global phenomenon Provence rosé would become. And then in the last two decades, Minuty defined the vision for and led the unbelievable growth in Provence rosé around the globe.