The Perrin family, of Chateau Beaucastel, has been working with Jolie and Pitt on blending and strategy at Provence-based Miraval since 2012. French winemaker Marc Perrin of the famed Beaucastel estate produces the pink wine officially known as Jolie-Pitt & Perrin Côte de Provence Rosé Miraval.
“Château Miraval” is recognized as one of Provence’s highest-quality organic wine producers. The domaine has created a name for itself through the efforts of a serious team working over a 15-year period. The Miraval team strives to produce quality wines vintage after vintage, under both the AOC Côtes de Provence and Coteaux Varois en Provence classifications. The domaine has been rewarded with several honors in major competitions and guides. Industry leaders in France and abroad rely on the Miraval label. All production is from grapes grown organically in the Commune of Correns, the first organic village of France.”
Chateau Miraval vineyards have been cultivated organically for many years and are certified organic. However, since the 2012 vintage, they have made the decision not to claim an organic status for the wines for two reasons:
One is that to maximize quality, they need the flexibility to blend the grapes of their Estate with top quality grapes sourced from other vineyards, which are not necessarily certified organic. They use a stabilization method, which is not homologated as organic in Europe, but is in the USA. So the grapes are not 100% estate grown because of their need to source top quality grapes from outside vineyards that they cannot find on the Estate.
MIRAVAL ROSÉ 2014
“A beautiful light pink color, fresh fruits aromas, a refreshing acidity. This is the interpretation Miraval is making about Provence’s terroirs.” Winery Notes.