Brangelina's first wine goes on sale in UK
A 2012 rosé from Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s Provence estate Château Miraval is now available at Berry Bros & Rudd.
The first 6,000 bottles of the wine – made in partnership with the Perrin family of Château de Beaucastel – sold out within five hours online in March.
But this wine is now available from BBR at £18.95 per bottle from the 314-year-old supplier to the Royal Family.
Southern France buyer Simon Field MW said: “The transparent Ruinart-style bottle allows the evanescent, almost luminous colours, to tease a gentle pink.
“The blend is equally shared by Cinsault, Grenache , Syrah and Rolle, with the Syrah partially macerated on its skin by the saignée method.
“Aromatics of forest floor and wild strawberry with hints of herb cede to an impressive palate, reassuringly yet deceptively powerful.
“Flinty, citric notes underwrite a classic red fruit core, all in a subtle minor key but with a resonant, eloquent finish. Ideal to match fruits de mer or salade niçoise.”
Brangelina participated in the blending sessions for the wine and also helped in the design of the label and the bottle, according to Perrin & Fils general manager Marc Perrin,
Field said: “The 2012 Château Miravel Rosé is the first wine made by the somewhat unlikely partnership of the Perrin family of Château de Beaucastel and Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, all in strict adherence to organic viticultural practices.
“The Hollywood pair has, by all accounts, been fairly hands-on and are extremely pleased with the results, as are we.”
A Provence white is planned for release this summer and a red next year.
The estate, which includes around 60ha of vineyards, is located in the village of Correns and formerly made a rosé known as Pink Floyd.
The previous owners built a studio at the château and the rock group recorded its famed rock opera The Wall there in 1979.
Pitt and Jolie snapped up the 35-room estate for around $£40 million last year.