Published: 18:34 EDT, 19 November 2013 | Updated: 18:51 EDT, 19 November 2013>
As Oscar-winners, humanitarians and the parents of six kids, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are America's ultimate power couple. And now, they can add yet another achievement to their repertoire - award-winning wine producers.
The Chateau Miraval Rosé 2012 - which the couple developed in a 1,200-acre vineyard at their estate in Provence - was ranked 84 in Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines of the Year, making it 2012's 'Best Rosé in the world'.
According to the magazine's managing editor Kim Marcus, the rosé is both 'refined and elegant, offering pure and concentrated flavors of dried red berry, tangerine and melon. The focused finish features flint and spice notes, with a hint of cream.'
A-list connoisseurs: Chateau Miraval Rosé 2012, a wine developed by Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, has just been named Wine Spectator's best rose in the world for the year 2012
The 38-year-old actress and her longtime love, 49, enlisted the help of the Perrin family, a fifth-generation France-based winemaking family, to produce the wine.
- >'I go for a very Kate Middleton look': Fox sports reporter... >Bring back Sasha's sold-out sweater! Youngest Obama's $18...
Share this articleShare
In February, a month before it was released, general manager Marc Perrin told Unfiltered Magazine: '[Brad and Angelina] are involved.
Taste test: Kim Marcus wrote that the rosé is 'Refined and elegant, offering pure and concentrated flavors of dried red berry, tangerine and melon'
'He is very interested in wine - he knows his wine very well. . . it is fantastic.'
The wine was developed at the vineyard of Brad and Angelina's 35-bedroom estate, Château Miraval, which they bought for $60million last year.
Each bottle is sold for between $23 and $28, and all of the 6,000 bottles that were released in March sold out within an impressive five hours.
At the initial blind tasting of the wine at Wine Spectator's New York office, it scored 90 points out of 100, distinguishing it as 'outstanding'.
And professional wine connoisseurs agree that it is more than just a wine with a celebrity name slapped on it.
In a Vanity Fair review published in May, Joe Bastianich - who also owns wine-producing vineyards - said of the rosé: 'The classic traps of celebrity vintners don't apply. They're not celebrity vintners; Brad and Angelina are real vintners.'
He added: 'I think reviews that compared it to their movies are a little bit disrespectful to the time and attention that they paid to this wine.'
Of course, the fact that the wine was produced by some of the most famous A-listers on the planet is beneficial in certain situations.
In October, a 60-gallon signed cask of the wine was put up for auction to support an agricultural project in Africa.
The winning bid was $13,800, making it the top seller at the charitable event.
Chateau Miraval Rosé is distributed in partnership with the Perrin family, under the Jolie-Pitt & Perrin brand.
In being named 2012's Best Rosé in the World, it also became the first rosé ever to appear in the annual top 100 wines list.
Where it was produced: The wine was developed at the vineyard of Brad and Angelina's 35-bedroom estate, Château Miraval (pictured), which they bought for $60million last year
Partnership: The 38-year-old actress and her longtime love, 49, enlisted the help of the Perrin family, a fifth-generation winemaking family based in Provence
Marc Perrin said of the its success: 'This great achievement demonstrates that a fresh and elegant rosé wine from Provence can compete with the best wines in the world.
'Wine is a matter of pleasure and Miraval is dedicated to bring the true experience of Provence in every single glass.'
The couple's French chateau is also where Brad proposed to Angelina in early 2012, and where the Jolie-Pitt family reportedly vacationed in May of this year, following Angelina's double mastectomy.
Source : http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2510221/Angelina-Jolie-Brad-Pitts-Chateau-Miraval-Rose-named-2012s-Best-World.html