Edward Dillon has announced the addition of Minuty wines to the Moët Hennessy Ireland portfolio of premium wines and spirits, as it becomes the distributor of Minuty in the Republic of Ireland.
Château Minuty’s cuvées ‘express the soul of long summer evenings in Provence’.
According to Edward Dillon, for four generations, the Matton-Farnet family has cultivated excellence, promoting a uniquely Provençal art de vivre with its collection of exquisitely fresh, exceptionally aromatic Minuty wines.
From the Gulf of St-Tropez to the world’s finest dining tables, a glass of Minuty is the ‘epitome of convivial moments and shared pleasure’.
Château Minuty is one of the last estates in the Côtes de Provence, where grapes are harvested entirely by hand. Each year, over 100 people join Minuty’s usual team of 20, where hands are kept busy for the duration of les vendanges, the cutting of the grape bunches, one by one. Buckets fill quickly and are carried to vehicles that transport the fruit to the winery.
Tractors are used in vineyards located on the estate, while faster trucks transport grapes from plots farther afield.
This method is used so that the precious bunches can arrive at the press intact and in perfect condition, with no maceration or oxidation.
Andy O’Hara, CEO, Edward Dillon, commented, “The addition of Minuty wines to the Moët Hennessy portfolio is a wonderful opportunity for Edward Dillon.
“Rosé wines, and especially Provençal rosés, have seen a huge rise in popularity in recent years. As distributors in Ireland, we will bring increased accessibility to the category for our customers and consumers.”