Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt seem to have everything: beautiful homes, six children and countless accolades, including a humanitarian award Jolie received this weekend. Yet one honor had previously escaped the Jolie-Pitt family: best Rosé in the world.
But no longer. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's Chateau Miraval Rosé 2012 was named best Rosé in the world after being ranked no. 84 in Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines of the Year. According to a press release this makes the Pitt-Jolie wine the "Best Rosé in the World," a title that is extremely impressive for a celebrity-branded wine, but nothing short of what we've come to expect from the power couple.
In March, when 6,000 bottles of the wine were first released they sold out within five hours. Though Jolie and Pitt's A-list status certainly helped the wine sell, experts agree the Rosé is worthy of the title. Wine Spectator Managing Editor Kim Marcus praised the rosé calling it "refined and elegant, offering pure and concentrated flavors of dried red berry, tangerine and melon," adding, "the focused finish features flint and spice notes, with a hint of cream."
Chateau Miraval Rosé was produced on the 150 acres of vineyards at the Chateau Miraval, an estate in the South of France that the couple purchased for $60 million in 2008. In 2012 Pitt and Jolie teamed up with the Perrin family, a family that has been making wine for five generations. If anyone had doubts about the amount of involvement the Jolie-Pitts have had in the wine-making process Marc Perrin, general manager of the brand, has said "[Brad and Angelina] are involved. He is very interested in wine — he knows his wine very well ... it is fantastic." Each bottle sells for $23.95, if you are lucky enough to get your hands on it.
November 2013 has been an eventful month for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Over the weekend, Jolie was honored at the Governors Awards where she received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for her work with the United Nations Refugee Agency.
Going into Thanksgiving next weekend, Jolie has much to be thankful for. After a double mastectomy, the beautiful actress is doing well and enjoying her family. And we hopes she toasts with her Rosé next weekend. We know we will!