Angelina Jolie and now ex-husband Brad Pitt bought Château Miraval in Provence, France for a reported 40 million euros in 2008. They recruited the respected Perrin family of Château Beaucastel in 2012 to help them produce Miraval rosé wine from the 60 hectare estate.
The first 1000 cases of the inaugural 2012 vintage sold out within hours, merchants told Decanter.com at the time of its release in 2013. Miraval rosé was also relatively well recieved by wine critics. Decanter’s contributing editor, Jane Anson, praised Miraval 2013’s ‘lovely floral nose’ and ‘delicate structure’. A trio of Decanter panel tasters subsequently gave it an average score of 91 points out of 100.
Industry insiders was previously told that Brad Pitt was more involved in the winemaking process at Miraval than Jolie. But the pair were known to take an active interest in producing the wine.
Even after the divorce the ex-couple will keep the château and the business together.
- Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt also got married at the Château Miraval in Provence, France in 2004.
- Miraval also produces olive oil and other products besides wine.
- All the commercials for Guerlain was also filmed at the Château Miraval.
"It's an investment for their family and their children. We have long-term projects and have just released the latest vintage of rosé with our names: 'bottled by Pitt, Jolie and Perrin' on it."
- Charles Perrin, the vintner on the estate