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We can only imagine the wedding party that Brangelina threw at their French estate, but we will bet that they were serving plenty of rosé — Château Miraval Côtes de Provence rosé, most likely.
The site of Saturday’s private nuptials was the small 13th-century chapel on the grounds of Château Miraval, the couple’s 1,000-acre estate/vineyard in the heart of Provence. The 30-plus-room French Country-style manor (almost big enough for the Brangelina brood) was built in 1841 and is surrounded by 926 acres of fountains, gardens, olive groves, woodlands and that most modest of all French accessories: a moat — along with 74 acres of vineyards. The couple first leased the home in 2008, eventually buying it in 2012 for $60 million.
The property was once owned by French jazz pianist Jacques Loussier, who installed a recording studio in the château that has attracted numerous rock stars. (Pink Floyd laid down tracks for “The Wall” in the souped-up joint, and Sting and the Cranberries have also recorded there.) The most recent owner, American businessman Tom Bove, modernized the sprawling home when he bought it in 1992, adding an indoor pool, hot tub and spa.
In a 2012 interview, Bove told E! Online: “The grounds have actually improved since [Jolie and Pitt] took it over. They have thinned some of the forest and renovated parts of it. Miraval has 20 sets of terraces in the grounds, each one is half a mile long, they are huge and date back to Roman times, and Brad has started rebuilding them. The property is being very well-looked-after. It’s a big place and takes a lot of energy, and I am happy it has been passed to people who are going to keep it in good repair.”
The château is situated in Correns, a modest little French community that has around 800 inhabitants — and a sizable number belong to Brad and Angie.
If you’re hoping to get inside Château Miraval, you’re out of luck — the estate is off-limits to the public. According to the local Web site: “The best way to share the intimacy of the two stars is to taste the wine produced at Château Miraval, known for its excellent Côtes de Provence rosé.” In fact, the 2013 Miraval rosé, of which 200,000 bottles were produced, was one of Wine Spectator’s top 100 wines last year.
Source : http://nypost.com/2014/08/28/a-peek-inside-brangelinas-1000-acre-french-estate/