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Thursday, 7 March 2013
First 'Brangelina' wine goes on sale today!
Miraval, a rose,
will be sold for roughly £13 a bottle
It was produced at
the couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's £35million estate
bottles expected to hit the market in the first year
The first batch of wine from soon-to-be-wed
Hollywood golden couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie has been
released. Miraval, a rose produced from the couple's
£35million estate near the town of Brignoles in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
region, will be priced at around £13 a bottle. The estate includes around 50 to 60 acres of
One of the reasons wine-buff Brad bought
17th-century Chateau Miraval is because it is a working vineyard of 50 to 60
acres of vines that produces a white wine called Lady Jane, a red called Natouchka, and its award-winning
rose, Pink Floyd. The latter got its name after the rock group
recorded part of their album, The Wall, at the estate.
There is also a stonewalled cellar, that dates
back to 1850, filled with white wines from the Coteaux Varois appellation and
red, white and rose from the Cotes de Provence.
The wine's production has been overseen by the
Perrins, a French winemaking family. Jolie and Pitt, however, want to do more
than 'just put their name' on the bottle, according to Marc Perrin.
He said: 'They want to be proud of the wine on
their property. They are really looking for excellence.
'We are two families at the service of the
estate.' Perrin told MSN he expected there to be around 150,000 bottles of the
rose wine on the market in the first year, followed later by red and white
wine.The wines would be sold through 'good wine
merchants and in good restaurants', he added. According to Perrin, his family and the famous
couple came together with this business venture over a few bottles of wine when
the stars invited him over the the Chateau in June
'Brad and Angelina are very friendly, nice
people and down to earth,' Perrin told Bloomberg. The news came in the run-up to Brangelina's
wedding which will take place at Chateau Miraval. The picturesque estate even
has its own Romanesque chapel, where the
couple plan to exchange vows.
And after a £10 million renovation project,
personally overseen by Fight Club actor Pitt, a grand reception hall has was
added , which will make the perfect location for the wedding party. Afterwards, guests can wander the grounds that
are filled with 20 beautiful water fountains, aqueducts and a stream that runs
through hidden tunnels and into a moat and ornamental lake.
Animal rights organisation PETA recently
quashed rumours the couple were having eight elephants at the the