When the world's most-recognizable couple decides to make a wine, demand was bound to be unprecedented. "Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's Debut Wine Sells Out Within Hours" read the headline in the March 7th Vanity Fair.
Made from the couple's 1,000-acre Estate in Southern France, Jolie and Pitt were determined to make a great wine, overseeing every step of the process from vineyard management to the selection of the strikingly original bottle. And they had no trouble gaining the assistance from one of France's most highly-renowned winemakers, Marc Perrin (of Beaucastel, among others). Perrin fell in love with the vineyard: "This is a magical place that we traverse from one end to the other to discover exceptional plots. The valley, property of the chateau, offers an unmatched eco-system and gives the wines a unique style in terms of freshness and elegance."
"This one was very fresh, very fruity, very exuberant on the aroma side, but also round, supple and fresh and energetic so for my standard of tasting wine, it was a very good wine... It was also a good vineyard for years and maybe for more than one century so it was possible to do a good wine, to do a better wine than before because the owners before weren't very focused on wine producing"
- Thierry Desseauve, 91 points