Brad Pitt unveiled the next release of his French chateau’s rose Champagne, which might be why he went to the South of France with his alleged girlfriend, Nicole Poturalski.
Known as Chateau Miraval, it is a castle and vineyard in the town of Correns, near Aix-en-Provence. According to Forbes, Brad Pitt and ex-wife, Angelina Jolie, bought the property for $67 million in 2008. It was where they also held their wedding.
A secret long shrouded by secrecy
Pitt and Jolie had produced award-winning roses from their palace since 2012. Now, a new batch was about to be out.
In January, the 56-year-old actor first announced the release of the limited edition rose Champagne, called Fleur de Miraval. Now, the new drink is about to hit the market on Oct. 15.
“For me, Champagne conjures up feelings of celebration, quality, prestige, and luxury,” Pitt told People. “But rose Champagne is still relatively unknown.”
With Miraval’s success in Provence, the Ad Astra star revealed he wanted to create a “defining brand of rose Champagne.” He intended to put their efforts to focus on just one color.
Fleur de Miraval was the by-product of a five-year project, which Pitt tried hard to keep a secret. It was created using the unique and preferred method of “saignee.”
“The result is spectacular, and I’m very proud of it,” the 56-year-old actor said.
Pitt went to Miraval to finalize some details of the brand’s limited-edition Champagne, which would only be about 20,000 bottles. He also joined the chateau’s yearly harvest, as he always had in the previous years.
The making of Fleur de Miraval
Talking about his brand, Pitt said Miraval was no way a “celebrity” wine for him.
“It’s a wonderful, exceptional estate that I fell in love with,” he said. “And that I continue to invest in to make it one of the finest estates in Province.”
Pitt revealed he partnered with the Perrin family, who had been in the business for five generations, to create the wine.
“Together, we’re in it for the long term. It’s not just a passing trend,” Pitt added.
According to Daily Mail, Fleur de Miraval was “aged for three years on the Peters caves’ lees.” It consisted of 75% Chardonnay and 25% young pinot noir blend.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie still co-owned Chateau Miraval, calling it their second home. The sprawling mansion featured 35 rooms, a chapel, a moat, ancient aqueducts, a pond, and fountains.
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