International: Brad Pitt and Jolie split puts Miraval rosé future in doubt

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Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt, leaving the future of the couple's award-winning Château Miraval rosé wine uncertain.

Brangelina, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie’s lawyer confirmed that the actress has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt, the BBC and other publications reported today (20 September).

News that the ‘Brangelina’ era was nearing its end spread across mainstream and social media.

There will also now be uncertainty around the future of the Pitt and Jolie Provence rosé wine that has sold strongly in recent years.

In August, there were rumours among locals that the couple’s Château Miraval was up for sale. But, this was never confirmed.

Image: The stone carving at the entrance to Chateau Miraval
Image: The stone carving at the entrance to Chateau Miraval

The Hollywood A-listers bought Château Miraval in Provence for a reported 40 million euros in 2008.

They recruited the respected Perrin family of Château Beaucastel in 2012 to help them produce Miraval rosé wine from the 60 hectare estate.

Miraval rosé was also relatively well received by wine critics. Decanter’s contributing editor, Jane Anson, praised Miraval 2013’s ‘lovely floral nose’ and ‘delicate structure’.

A trio of Decanter panel tasters subsequently gave it an average score of 91 points out of 100.

Image: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are fans of Provence rosé wine.
Image: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are fans of Provence rosé wine.

Industry insiders previously told Decanter.com that Brad Pitt was more involved in the winemaking process at Miraval than Jolie.

But the pair were known to take an active interest in producing the wine.

News of the Jolie and Pitt split throws previously stated future plans into doubt.

Decanter reported in February 2014 that Jolie, Pitt and the Perrin family were considering making a red Provence wine in the style of Italy's Super Tuscans.

Translated by Sylvia Wu / 吴嘉溦

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