The marriage of Brad Pitt and Angelina Pitt may be over, but the ex-couple’s French vineyards continue to thrive.
In the wake of the pair’s contentious divorce, they’re still co-owners of Château Miraval, the French estate they purchased in 2008 for a reported $67 million.
Since then, the estate and its lush vineyards have produced award-winning wines for the estate’s Château Miraval label, and a new rosé champagne will be the next offering from the label.
“We will create the only champagne house which only makes rosé,” winemaker Marc Perrin, who produces Château Miraval’s wines, recently told Wine Spectator. “We are going to try to push the quality of rosé as far as possible in Champagne.”
In order to create the new champagne, Perrin added, Château Miraval has enlisted the help of Rodolphe Péters, described as one of the region’s “hottest grower-producers.
According to Wine Spectator, Péters has been winning acclaim for his “unusual rosé-making technique,” which involves blending a saignee of Pinot Meunier with Chardonnay.
Back in 2014, Pitt declared his love for the wine-making process. “I’m a farmer now,” Pitt told Wine Spectator. “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.”