Saturday, May 28, 2016

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Rose Wine

Pitt * Jolie * Perrin
2015 Château Miraval Cotes de Provence Rose...$23.99

A beautiful light pink colour, fresh fruit aromas and refreshing acidity. Miraval’s pure expression of the terroir of Côtes de Provence

The inside story of Château Miraval, the Provence estate where Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie pursue their wine-making dreams
Robert Camuto
Issue: June 30, 2014

One of the biggest wine stories in recent memory comes in the form of a squat Burgundy-shaped bottle of rosé from Provence. Not just any rosé, but one that arises from the winemaking passions of Hollywood's most famous celebrity couple—Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.

For Pitt, 50, a two-time Academy Award-nominee for best actor in a leading role and a longtime wine lover, the Miraval rosé is the culmination of a dream. "We became impassioned with this place, which could produce its own wine, its own food, and become a place where artists could congregate and share ideas," Pitt told Wine Spectator. After renting Miraval for several years, he and Jolie bought the property in 2012 for an estimated $60 million.

As the new owners released their first wine from Château Miraval last year, made in partnership with the Perrin family of Château de Beaucastel fame, the media took note in a way it rarely does for wine. News reports flashed around the globe as the wine was offered on a pre-arrival basis.

Fortunately, the wine's quality matched the hype. The debut bottling, the Jolie-Pitt & Perrin Côtes de Provence Rosé Miraval 2012, rated an outstanding 90 points on Wine Spectator's 100-point scale and ranked among the Top 100 of 2013. The recently released 2013, a blend of Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah and Rolle, is a fine second effort (89 points, $30, 16,000 cases made). Wine Spectator senior editor James Molesworth describes the wine as light, pure and steely in style, showing rose petal and strawberry flavors, with white cherry notes, followed by savory and stony hints on the finish.

Initially, Pitt and Jolie weren't looking to become winemakers. "Truthfully, we were originally just looking for a European base for our family, so we could get to the other parts of the world we were interested in, and a place where our kids could run free and not be subjected to the celebrity of Hollywood," Pitt says. "Then we discovered Miraval, and the idea grew."

Soon after inking the purchase, Pitt turned to the Perrins, one of the Rhône Valley's leading wine families, to help guide the estate. Pitt was introduced to the family through a mutual friend—American high-end furniture

New vintage of Brangelina's rose arrives soon; it's not another crappy celebrity wine
By S. Irene Virbila

The second vintage of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's Provence rose,… (Chateau Miraval )
If you’re one of the impatient ones, and have to have a bottle of Brangelina’s latest rosé from Provence right now, you’ll have to jet over to London or France. That’s right. The first bottles of 2013 Château Miraval Côtes de Provence rosé will be sold first in France and England.

There’s been a waiting list for the wine since last year and the people on it were notified by email that they could sign on Thursday and buy one case of six bottles each. Just in time for Valentine’s Day. Go to the website and you’ll be informed very politely, in French, that the reservation list for the first bottles of the 2013 vintage is now closed.

For the rest of us, the wine goes on sale in two weeks.
The first release of the rosé from their summer residence and wine estate in southeast France, made with the Perrin family of the renowned Châteauneuf-du-Pape estate Château de Beaucastel and the Central Coast property Tablas Creek Vineyard, sold out quickly. And it wasn’t just another crappy celebrity wine, but a serious rosé which was rated No. 84 in Wine Spectator’s list of the top 100 wines of 2013, the only rosé to make the list."
-- LA Times

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's new rose sold out within a few hours.The first 6,000 bottles of Miraval rosé wine from a French vineyard owned by Hollywood stars Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt sold out Thursday within hours of going on general sale."Selling started at 9:00 am (0800 GMT) and everything was sold by 2:00 pm" during the online sale, said Vitabella, a public relations firm representing the vineyard.Chateau Miraval's new rosé wine, the first to carry the name of owners Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, has on the back label, the names Jolie-Pitt and Perrin.The couple teamed up with the French winemaking Perrin family to develop the "Miraval Cotes de Provence" label, named after their Chateau Miraval estate in the south of France....Chateau Miraval, a vineyard estate was bought in 2008 by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.Jolie and Pitt acquired the 1,200-acre estate in 2008 for around 40 million euros and have used it as a summer residence. The estate includes around 50 to 60 acres of vines.  The couple are the latest in a long list of stars who have invested in wine, from ex-Formula One champion Michael Schumacher, singer Sting and footballer David Beckham to actor Gerard Depardieu, filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola and singer Madonna.  Marc Perrin of the family that partnered with Jolie-Pitt said in February that the couple were involved in the production process and wanted to do more than "just put their name" on the label.  "They want to be proud of the wine on their property. They are really looking for excellence," he said, adding that the estate would later look to also produce red and white wines.

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