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Brangelina wine: Miraval Rose 2012 produced at couple’s French estate

Posted by Tom Gable Posted on Mar - 21 - 2013

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Dear Enotecans,

Reminder: A few tickets available for the 5pm Sierra Nevada tasting tonight.  Don’t forget to bring your growlers, 3 special kegs tapped for this event.

Interested in the famous wine made as a partnership between the Jolie-Pitt family and the Perrin french wine making family?  We will be getting a small allotment soon, and we’re taking pre-orders so you can ensure you get some if you want it.  The winery-direct sale was held one week ago and 6,000 bottles were sold in 5 hours.  Perhaps it will be that popular in north Idaho too, who knows?

The Miraval Rose 2012 was produced at the southern French estate of Chateau Miraval — property of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.

It’s the first Miraval vintage stamped by the Hollywood couple, in a joint venture with established vintner Marc Perrin. The back label reads “bottled by Jolie-Pitt and Perrin.”

pinkPerrin & Jolie-Pitt Miraval Rose
(Provence, France)

Stainless steel tanks for the new rose give it intensely floral, wild lily aromas and brighter flavor notes of strawberry and raspberry.

Order online here: Member: $22.49 / Retail: $24.99 / Member Price Each by the Case: $21.24

ETA: This wine is not currently in stock.  Place a pre-order for delivery expected first week of May.

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This Bloomberg article contains the most useful details.

Marc Perrin also  spoke of the valley location that the 2012 vintage comes from.  “This is a magical place that we traverse from one end to the other to discover exceptional plots. The valley, property of the château, offers an unmatched eco-system and gives the wines a unique style in terms of freshness and elegance.”

Pitt and Jolie attended the rose blending sessions and helped to create a distinctive new bottle shape and black label. The label will carry the names “Jolie-Pitt and Perrin.”

Perrin, Jolie and Pitt were in full agreement on style, he said.

Mutual friends brought the two families together. In June, 2012, Jolie and Pitt invited the Perrins to the estate to discuss working together. According to Perrin, they bonded over bottles that showed off his family’s wine-making style.

“We also tasted a range of Provence roses to understand what the neighbors were doing and to decide what we wanted,” Perrin said.

Another bonding factor was the fact that the estate is organic. “For us,” says Perrin, “organic is the only way to grow grapes.”

His family pioneered organic viticulture in 1950. Their joint venture with California’s Tablas Creek Vineyard in Paso Robles has been organic since vines were planted in 1989.

The Perrins are also revamping the style of the wines. Stainless steel tanks for the new rose give it intensely floral, wild lily aromas and brighter flavor notes of strawberry and raspberry.

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