‘Fleur de Miraval’: The new rose champagne of Brad Pitt with winemakers! It is the result of a five years’ secret project!
American actor, Brad Pitt and his estranged wife, Angelina Jolie are co-partners of wine manufacturer company and vineyard, Chateau Miraval in Provence. Leading winemakers alongside Brad and Angelina have created new rose champagne called ‘Fleur de Miraval’. It is the end result of five years’ of secret hard work.
Chateau Miraval and the new product, Fleur de Miraval
The wine house and label and Chateau Miraval revealed that actor Brad Pitt was the main person behind the creation of new rose champagne, Fleur de Miraval. The firm stressed that it was not just some new celebrity wine but it is the result of an authentic project and hard work and years of toil.
The official launch of this new wine will happen on 15 October 2020 and the price tag set is $ 390 or 340 euros for one bottle. Since 2012, Chateau Miraval has been manufacturing acclaimed Provence rosé wines. It is co-owned by Brad, Angelina, and the Perrin family of Château de Beaucastel in Châteauneuf-du-Pape.
There was a report in February 2020 that stated that the co-owners of Chateau Miraval are collaborating with the Péters family in Champagne to embark on a new project.
Peters Family and Champagne
The Peters family has an international reputation of having the finest champagne in the world. It was established in Le Mesnil-sur-Oger. Its special product is the ‘blanc de blancs style’, which the company has been manufacturing since 1919. It comes from its own grown and harvested grapes. Rodolphe Péters runs the 50-hectare estate of his family. 40 hectares of these lie in grand cru vineyard sites. He revealed:
‘Fleur de Miraval is the culmination of five years of work, research and the tasting, done in the utmost secrecy,’
The new rose champagne product, Fleur de Miraval comprises of 75% Chardonnay and 25% Pinot Noir. The Perrin family added:
‘This project is, first and foremost, an artistic venture, because producing fine wines is a form of artistic creation,’
About rose champagnes and the new champagne
There are two methods that rose champagnes are produced. In the first method, a small proportion of red wine to the mixture. And in method number two, the juice is allowed to remain in contact with the grape skins for a short time during fermentation. The second method is called rosé de saignée and is not common. And this is also the method used in the making of this new special, Fleur de Miraval. But it is the method similar to the one used in the making of Provence rosé at Miraval.
Further, it is revealed that the rose is aged on the lees in the dark cellars in Le Mesnil-sur-Oger for three years. Additionally, champagne is rather sensitive to sunlight and the UV rays. Hence, the Fleur de Miraval bottle has a lacquer finish to prevent exposure of the wine to the harmful sun rays.
Brad is very passionate about wines and was actively involved in making this new wine. Therefore, the product is the end result of the work of three families passionate about wines. They also have multiple and complementary experiences.