Friday, 15 February 2013
Vintage Brangelina: Brad Pitt And Angelina Jolie Go Into The Wine Business
Wine buffs will be rolling out the red carpet next month to taste the Hollywood king and queen's very first bottles of organic Provence rosé, made from grapes grown at their vast £35 million Riviera property.
Fans may be disappointed to know it will not be sold as Chateau Brangelina, as the power duo are known. Instead, the wine will be known as Miraval Côtes de Provence. The stars' names will be on the back label under the more sobre title of "Jolie-Pitt".
Marc Perrin, well-known in the world of Provence winemaking, will also get a mention on the bottles after teaming up with the couple. "We came up with the labels together," he told Ouest France newspaper, saying that he was introduced to the couple by mutual friends last summer.
The Tinseltown pair bought the Chateau Miraval near the tiny town of Correns in 2008 after reportedly falling in love with the 35-bedroom estate while flying over it in a helicopter. They have since carried out extensive renovations to cater for their growing family of six children.
Situated at an altitude of 350 metres, the sprawling residence comes complete with moat, lake and forest, spanning 1,200 acres – some 150 of which are devoted to vines, already producing 150,000 bottles of well-regarded red, white and rosé.