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Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt's rosé wine sells-out in the UK





Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's rosé wine has sold out in the UK within days of release at Berry Bros & Rudd.

The Hollywood power couple, who teamed up with the Perrin family - the long-term owners of Château Beaucastel in Chateauneuf-du-Pape and one of the most respected names in the Rhone Valley - released their Miravel rosé earlier in the year to unprecedented success. The first 6,000 bottles of the Provence rosé sold out in France just five hours after being offered online.

A Berry Bros spokesperson suggested the first shipment of wines to the UK has been just as popular and the fine wine merchant has subsequently requested more stock.

"The Château Miravel Rosé 2012 is the first wine made by the somewhat unlikely partnership of the Perrin family of Château de Beaucastel and Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, all in strict adherence to organic viticultural practices," Berrys' buyer Simon Field MW told Harpers after the wine went on sale at £18.95 a bottle last Friday.

"The Hollywood pair has, by all accounts, been fairly hands-on and are extremely pleased with the results, as are we." Field added.

The Jolie-Pitts are planning to release a Provence white later in the year and a red will following in 2014.

The estate has been the Hollywood couple’s second home since 2008 having initially signed a three-year lease before buying the Château for a reputed $60 million. They have reportedly carried out extensive renovations across the 500 hectare estate and it now has in excess of 148 acres (60 hectares) of vines that meander across a valley at an altitude of 350 metres.

Miravel rosé was formerly known as Pink Floyd because the aforementioned British band recorded their seminal album The Wall, at the Château Miraval in Correns in 1979. The property was also once owned by French jazz pianist Jacques Loussier and in addition to Pink Floyd; the iconic recording studio has been used by Sting and the Cranberries amongst others.

Jolie, a mother of six children with Pitt, recently revealed that she underwent a double mastectomy to reduce her chances of getting breast cancer.
 
 

Written by: Ben Moss

Ben Moss 

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