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Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie's inaugural wine for sale in UK

DBR Staff Writer Published 04 June 2013

American actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have made their inaugural wine - Miraval Rose 2012 - available for sale in the UK at wine and spirits merchant, Berry Bros & Rudd.

Miraval Rose is the first vintage from the actors' project and is made in partnership with the Perrin family of Chateau de Beaucastel at Château Miraval in France, which was purchased by the couple for around €40m.

Earlier in March 2013, 6,000 bottles of the wine were sold within five hours of going on sale online.

The couple have now released 10,000 bottles of Miraval Rose 2012 for sale in the UK. Each bottle bears a black, white and gold circular label featuring the salmon pink color of Provencal rose on show.

Berry Bros & Rudd Southern France buyer Simon Field said the 2012 Chateau Miravel Rose is the first wine made by the somewhat unlikely partnership of the Perrin family of Chateau de Beaucastel and Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, all in strict adherence to organic viticultural practices.

"The transparent Ruinart-style bottle allows the evanescent, almost luminous colours, to tease a gentle pink," Field added.

"The blend is equally shared by Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah and Rolle, 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."

The Miraval Rose 2012 is sold at retail price of £18.95 per bottle.

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