Of course the powerhouse couple of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are turning from movie stars to humanitarians to winemakers. New reports say that the couple will begin selling wine from their 1,000-acre French estate, beginning in March.
Decanter.com was the first to report on the collaboration between the Jolie-Pitts and the winemaking Perrin family. The Perrins are well established winemakers in the Rhone Valley in France, and the owners of Château Beaucastel in Chateauneuf-du-Pape. What's the first wine to expect from the Jolie-Pitts? The Miraval (named after their estate) rosé, followed by a line of organic red and white wines later this year. (Interestingly, the rosé wine that was once produced there was called Pink Floyd, because their hit album "The Wall" was recorded at a studio on the property.)
Said Marc Perrin to Decanter.com, the Jolie-Pitts have been actively involved in the winemaking process. "They [the Jolie-Pitts] want to ensure they are making the best Provence wines they can," he said. "They were present at the blending sessions this year, and are relooking at everything from the installations in the winery — where we have already switched to stainless steel tanks — to reworking the labels across the range of wines." How could we expect anything less from the world's most perfect couple?
It should be no surprise that the Jolie-Pitts are getting into the winemaking business; after renting the Château Miraval in 2008 and later buying the property, it was said that Pitt wanted to serve his own wine at his upcoming wedding.