Brad Pitt really likes French rosé. In 2008, Pitt and Angelina Jolie bought a 50% stake in Correns, France’s Chateau Miraval and later married at the pink producing plot. Pitt’s taken an active role in Miraval ever since… and the wine is actually good. Now, he’s expanding his range with by adding a bubbly—rosé of course—to the mix.
To date, Miraval has been a collaboration between Pitt and the Perrin family, a French wine dynasty. The new bubbly, Fleur de Miraval, added Rodolphe Péters, a sixth-generation Champagne maker famed for his work with Le Mesnil-sur-Oger in Cotes de Blanc, to the mix.
“We have known Rodolphe Péters for many, many years and, like him, we are passionate about the great wines of the world,” explained the Perrin family in a statement. “Yet, each time we’ve gotten together to taste ﬁne, vintage Rosé Champagnes, we’ve come to the same conclusion: We love the aromas that these great Champagnes develop with age, especially when they lean towards Chardonnay, but we often also ﬁnd heavy aromatic notes from the red wine, which create an overall conﬂict with the harmony and nobility. This is why we wanted to create a different kind of Rosé Champagne that blended mature Chardonnay grapes with young Pinot Noir grapes.”
To that end, the vintners employed the saignée method to create a 75/25% blend of Chardonnay and Pinot. The juice aged three years on lees in the Peters caves.
“Fleur de Miraval Rosé is the culmination of five years of work, research and tasting done in the utmost secrecy”, said Péters in a release. “It is also a very exclusive wine as only 20000 bottles were produced for this ﬁrst edition.”
The juice is slated for an October 15 release globally.