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the jolie-pitts’ valentine to grapefriends

angelina jolie brad pitt wine miravalTo add to the ridiculous amount of articles telling you what pink wines to drink on Valentine’s Day, news just broke that Brad and Angie are making a rosé called Miraval (the name of their estate in Provence) that’ll come out next month.

Marc Perrin, owner of the amazing southern Rhone winery Château de Beaucastel, has been making a rosé with the J-Ps from the 2012 vintage. The couple bought the 500-hectare property in 2011 for $55 million, and are now replanting it with new varieties and renovating the wine cellar. The Perrin family will be the winemakers and distributors of the Château Miraval wines. Still, Marc told Decanter, “They (the Jolie-Pitts) want to ensure they are making the best Provence wines they can. They were present at the blending sessions this year, and are relooking at everything from the installations in the winery – where we have already switched to stainless steel tanks.” They also redesigned the bottle shape and label, that will say the wines are from “Jolie-Pitt and Perrin.”

They were already producing a rosé from Cinsault, Grenache, and Syrah grapes that was called Pink Floyd, but as grapefriend detailed for you, there’s another Pink Floyd rosé made by Wild Horse. That wasn’t the reason for the name change, but they’re now going to just call their rosé Miraval. It’s been described as having notes of wild lily, strawberry, and raspberry – will have to assess once I try it to see if it’s good. They also apparently make a Rolle-only white, and the newly-labelled version of that is supposed to come out this summer.

“We are intimately involved and quite enthused over the wine project with our friends the Perrin family,” Pitt said in a statement yesterday.

I sort of want to be them now. But only because of the wine.

Update 3/7: you can now get it here for $23 


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