Two-time Oscar winner Brad Pitt 'is very proud' of his limited-release $390 rosé Champagne Fleur de Miraval, which hits US shelves on October 15. Technically, Fleur de Miraval was created in the 'Champagne House' in Mesnil-sur-Oger (where the grapes were grown) outside his 1,200-acre winery Château Miraval in the South of France. 'The result is spectacular,' the Oklahoma-born 56-year-old gushed to People on Monday.
'Miraval isn't a "celebrity" wine for me. Above all, it's a wonderful, exceptional estate that I fell in love with, and that I continue to invest in to make it one of the finest estates in Provence. For the wine, I partnered with the Perrin family. They have been winemakers for five generations. Together, we're in it for the long term. It's not just a passing trend.'
Back in 2015, Brad partnered with his co-owner and winemaker Marc Perrin as well as Champagne grower-producer Rodolphe Péters to craft the bubbly concoction using what's called the 'saignée' method.
Pitt's first-edition 20K bottles of Fleur de Miraval were 'aged for three years on the lees of the Péters caves' and consists of 75% chardonnay and 25% young pinot noir blend.
'For me, Champagne conjures up feelings of celebration, quality, prestige, and luxury,' the Ad Astra action star explained.
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Photo: Champagne Fleur de Miraval