Next month, attractive celebrities Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie will release a Château Miraval rosé wine in partnership with the renowned winemaking Perrin family. Decanter reports the Jolie-Pitts have teamed up with the winemaker to produce wine at their estate in Provence, France. The celebrities began leasing the estate back in 2008, but "its AOC Côtes de Provence continued to be made by the previous winemaker." Now, though, they've purchased the estate outright.
Though the Perrins plan to launch a full geological survey, the estate will launch its Miraval rosés (formerly known as the Pink Floyd rosé) in March, with white wines coming later in the summer. The estate also produces red wine, but the Perrins are planning a "field grafting of some varieties such as Mourvèdre to add complexity to the Cabernet Sauvignon-Syrah blend that is currently used in the red wines."
Lest there be any doubt that Jolie and Pitt are involved in the winemaking process, Bloomberg reports that the couple was present at the rosé blending sessions and helped create the bottle shape and black label that will read, "Jolie-Pitt and Perrin." The couple will also equally share profits with the winemaking family. Marc Perrin explains, "If you knew Brad and Angelina, you would see they are in search of perfection in everything."
· Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie launch wine with Perrin family [Decanter via LA Times]
· Pitt, Jolie Will Release Wine Formerly Called Pink Floyd [Bloomberg]
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