Brangelina's Wine

Despite recent progress, French wines of the Provence region are still generally lesser known than, say, Bordeaux wines from châteaux estates.  

One Provence winery which does not lack in fame is the Château Miraval estate in Correns, in the Var departement of southern France. Movie stars Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt bought the estate and its 500 hectares in 2008, with about 45 hectares planted in wines. Since then, they have continued the estate's tradition of fine wine making, joining forces with the expertise of the Perrin family.

In 2013, the first Miraval Rosé wines "produced by Jolie-Pitt & Perrin" were sold, many of them to charity projects. Their second vintage (2013) arrived in February 2014 with an estimated 200,000 bottles. Each bottle will sell for around 15€/20US£/12£.

Taking from its owners, the wine's qualities reach beyond good looks; the Wine Spectator magazine has ranked it highly, calling it "refined and elegant," and Decanter magazine gives it a "mouthwatering finish."

Where can you find it?

At time of writing, we found a few places selling the wine, including Berry, Bros & Rudd in London.