Brangelina wine on sale in the UK3rd June, 2013 by Andy Young
Having first launched a Provence rosé in March this year, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s wine is now available in the UK.
The first vintage from the celebrity couple’s project, with Beaucastel’s Perrin family at Château Miraval, is available from Berry Bros. & Rudd.
The first 6,000 bottles of the wine sold out within five hours of being offered online in France in March and a total of 100,000 bottles of Miraval Rosé 2012 were produced.
The bottle, similar to those used by Champagne house Ruinart for its Blanc de Blancs, has a discreet black, white and gold circular label, with the signature salmon pink colour of Provençal rosé on show.
Simon Field MW, Berry Bros. & Rudd’s Southern France buyer, 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.”
According to Perrin & Fils general manager Marc Perrin, Pitt and Jolie participated in the blending sessions for the wine and also helped in the design of the label and the bottle.
Field added: 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 (aka Vermentino), 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.”
A Provence white is planned for release this summer and a red next year. All grapes for all the wines are grown using organic techniques. The Miraval Rosé 2012 is available from Berry Bros & Rudd for £18.95 per single bottle.