Great News! We have now added the lovely Chateau Miraval Rosé to our range. This is a fairly big, but exceptional, estate near the ancient village of Correns in the heart of Provence.
Favoured by a superb location, the terraced vineyards, at about 350 metres above sea level, date back to Roman times. I had always particularly enjoyed their "Pink Floyd" Rosé, named after the band who had once recorded there (The Wall) at Le Studio de Miraval.
Now, the estate is better known because of celebrity owners, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie and this has led to a lot of publicity for the wine. People sometimes question whether estates owned by wealthy individuals, who personally may not have a wine industry background, actually produce good wines. My own experience and knowledge of several vineyards in this situation is that they do often produce truly outstanding results. The owners are already successful in other fields and bring their own business acumen with them. They are committed to the vineyard. Frequently, they appoint excellent winemakers and also invest in the winery and in conserving the best features of the location whilst carrying out new planting for the future. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have appointed renowned, top quality wine makers, Famille Perrin of Chateau de Beaucastel and the results are outstanding.
The Chateau Miraval Rosé is presented in a distinctive and attractive bottle which looks tempting in the wine cooler or at the table. The colour is fashionably pale and the wine itself is an attractive array of summer Provencal fruit flavours combined with a nice minerality representative of this fabulous terroir. Match it with good weather, good food, good friends and conversation for a really enjoyable occasion.
Highly recommended! Bill