Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Are Still Producing Wine Together: 'Nothing Has Changed,' Says Source
The former couple is holding onto their French roots.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are holding onto their French roots.
Confirming their commitment to their Miraval chateau in France, the former couple—who launched a signature estate wine line in 2013—will release their latest bottling this week.
The fifth-annual release of their award-winning pink rosé will appear without change to their familiar “bottled by Jolie-Pitt and Perrin” label. First shipments will arrive in the United States immediately.
Winemaker Marc Perrin, 47, who partnered with the now-separated couple when the venture began, tells PEOPLE exclusively that the release designated Miraval 2017 is “very certainly our best vintage since we began in 2012. With magnificent aromas of fragrant white blossom and fruit, the wine retains that touch of distinctive minerality drawn from the limestone soils, that is the hallmark of the greatest French terroirs.”
“But what makes this 2017 vintage really stand out is its silky texture which adds a very special dimension to the wine,” the fifth-generation winemaker adds.
Despite speculation following their September 2016 separation that the power couple would put their $80 million French estate on the block, a source tells PEOPLE that “nothing has changed.”
Their intent has always been to keep the property in the family “as an investment for their children,” adds the source.
Miraval, located in the southern Provence region, garnered world-wide attention when the pair purchased the property a decade ago. Situated in a wine-growing valley at an altitude of 1,150 ft., the estate includes over 75 acres dedicated to cultivating Rolle, Grenache and Syrah grapes — and 26 acres now wholly dedicated to commercial olive growing. Both agricultural pursuits maintain strictly organic farming practices which were inplace when the couple acquired the property.
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Respect for the regional wines has grown considerably in recent years, attracting interest from both amateurs and wine-making professionals. Last year, filmmaker George Lucas acquired property adjacent to Miraval to add to his Skywalker Vineyard Collection.
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