February 24, 2018
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Confirming their commitment to their Miraval chateau in France, the former couple—who launched a signature estate wine line in 2013—will release their latest bottling this week.

The fifth-annual release of their award-winning pink rosé will appear without change to their familiar “bottled by Jolie-Pitt and Perrin” label. First shipments will arrive in the United States immediately.

Winemaker Marc Perrin, 47, who partnered with the now-separated couple when the venture began, tells PEOPLE exclusively that the release designated Miraval 2017 is “very certainly our best vintage since we began in 2012. With magnificent aromas of fragrant white blossom and fruit, the wine retains that touch of distinctive minerality drawn from the limestone soils, that is the hallmark of the greatest French terroirs.” “But what makes this 2017 vintage really stand out is its silky texture which adds a very special dimension to the wine,” the fifth-generation winemaker adds.

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March 25, 2017
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With hundreds of historic acres and well-received wines, it was only a matter of time before Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie‘s French estate, Chateau Miraval—which they’ve kept despite their impending divorce—derived another agricultural product line.

Well, now the wait is over. Developed in partnership with the Perrin Family, the estate‘s own gourmet olive oil has been quietly available in France since early this month—but only in two small family-run boutiques (in Aix-en-Provence and Chateauneuf du Pape) and one website.

Though produced “in a very small amount” and currently limited to European delivery, a spokesman for the partnership tells PEOPLE plans call for it to be “available in the U.S. in a very few weeks.” It may still difficult to find, though: The first release was limited to just 10,000 bottles.

The extra-virgin oil is a high-quality and cold-pressed, a blend of seven organically grown variety types (Verdale, Pichouline, Tanche, Lucques, Aglandau, Cayon, Arboussane). While Miraval stretches over 1,100 acres, only 26 acres are employed in terraced olive grove production, according to vintner Charles Perrin. The finished product is described a “velvety oil with notes of almonds and hazelnut, pungent and spicy with a scent of fresh cut grass.”

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March 3, 2016
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A full two weeks ahead of last year, due to an exceptional year with its ideal winemaking conditions, Miraval opens the season for Provence Rosé 2015. With its delicate pale pink color and soft gleams, Miraval Rosé 2015 offers exceptional fruit with immense freshness and minerality.

Marc Perrin (Famille Perrin): “Miraval Rosé 2015 is a nectar of the gods. It is nature at its best, grapes in perfect harmony in the vineyard, and sun of course, because we are in Provence. This vintage all the wines are of stunning quality: white or rosé. It is without any doubt the best vintage yet at Miraval.”

In 2015 the soils of Provence filled up their groundwater reserves right through winter and spring. The timing of flowering was just perfect, during a hot dry period in May and up to mid-June when a wet spell replenished the reserves. These well timed rains and the earth’s natural reserves prevented any hydric stress in the vines and allowed maturities to progress regularly and rapidly, with no scorch in spite of the heat. This balance has ensured an extraordinary aromatic palette for Miraval Rosé which is beautifully fresh and mineral, with subtle notes of citrus, red fruit and white blossom. In the mouth, the expression of the terroir is revealed with balance and elegance, underlined by a superb tension which confers great length. Aromatic persistence characterizes the palate, finishing in a register which is fruity and saline.

Great news for the 2015 vintage: Half bottles of Miraval are now available!

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April 11, 2015
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There are some for whom the Virgin Wine catalogue just doesn’t quite cut it, and they’d rather create their own tipple. These people are, of course, celebrities, and the latest to join Marilyn Manson and George Clooney in the booze stakes are Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt.

Their wine from their French vineyard has gone on sale in a UK supermarket for the first time after winning rave reviews from critics.

Marks and Spencer is stocking a limited supply of the 2014 Miraval Rose and has urged those seeking a taste of Hollywood via a Provence vineyard to “get in quick”.

The £18-a-bottle wine is produced at the couple’s Chateau Miraval estate, where they married in August last year, in conjunction with the Perrin family of Chateau de Beaucastel.

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May 29, 2014

We hope this doesn’t mean you’re giving up your day job, Brad.

I’m a farmer now.

That’s Brad Pitt — actor, producer, father, partner, do-gooder — announcing yet another career shift to Wine Spectator in their June issue. The magazine sat down with Pitt at his and Angelina Jolie’s $60 million Miraval estate in Provence:

I love learning about the land and which field is most suitable for which grape, the drama of September and October: Are we picking today? Where are the sugar levels? How is the acidity? Is it going to rain? It’s been a schooling for me. In the off months, I enjoy cleaning the forest and walking the land.
(Didn’t Dubya pass the time clearing brush off his land?)

And lest you think that rose the Jolie-Pitts released last year to great acclaim was merely a lark:

What really interests me now are the reds … We envision a superb Provence red. A super Provence. Give us seven years … I asked the question, ‘Why can’t we make world-class wine in Provence?’ Let’s approach it like a film, and let’s make something we can be proud of and people can enjoy.

But don’t go thinking Miraval is your average $60 million farm:

We became impassioned with this place, which could produce its own wine, its own food, and become a place where artists could congregate and share ideas.

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March 20, 2013
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The first batch of Miraval Rose produced at Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s chateau in the South of France sold out within five hours of going on sale online last week, but fans of Wally’s Wine & Spirits in West Los Angeles can get in on a shipment due in May.

Up to six bottles, at $24.99 each, can be ordered from the store –thanks to what Wally’s calls its “special relationships with the parties involved.”

“Sales have been definitely brisk to say the least,” Wally’s owner, Christian Navarro, said.

Most orders have been for the six-bottle limit, and several customers have asked for more, he said.

Navarro said he estimated that more than 500 bottles were sold this morning alone. His loyal customers on an email list got first dibs.

“It’s a fantastic product,” he said, adding that it would be a big seller even without its celebrity appeal.

Navarro said Pitt and Jolie shop at Wally’s when in town, and they “want to make it into a real product — an estate wine.”

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