When I went to the wine store, I was intent on getting Lillet rosé but Miraval jumped out at me. I figured that it is about time that I try the Brad Pitt and Angelina Joie wine. I had been assured that it is a good wine, but I wanted to let my tastebuds be the judge of that.
I really enjoyed Miraval, more than I thought I would. I couldn't care less that Angie and Brad own the wine, in fact that is why I did not expect much from it. No shade intended. Though it does make me more interested in them. Can't you just see their 50 kids running though the vineyard?! Alas, I was not sure if some people liked the wine only because it is owned by celebrities. Thrilled to say that the Miraval Rosé lives up to the hype. If you like a good rosé then you will be pleased as punch with this wine.
The Miraval Rosé comes from the Château Miraval located in Provence. A 1,000 acre estate with 150 acres of vineyards. When the first 6,000 bottles from the chateau come out in 2012 they sold out within 5 hours, anyone who wanted it had to be put on a waiting list. Now it's time to try their 2013 batch of wine.
The first thing that you will probably notice is the lovely pale pink color of the wine. The wine is a blend of the red grapes: Cinsault, Grenache,Syrah plus the white grape, rolle. When the aroma hits the one, you will smell berries and floral notes. The taste is clean and smooth. As most reviews state, the finish does linger...in a good way. This rosé has been known to score 90 to 100 points.
If you want a good rosé then you really can't go wrong with this one. It will run you around $24.99. Can you get a rose for under that price that is just as good? Yes, of course you can, but it's still worth the price. Star power aside, I think this wine is really good because of the Perrins of Beaucastel. They are some of the top wine organic wine makes in Southern Rhone Valley.
Yes, Brad Pitt is very involved with the chateau, but he's not a farmer. While you sip Miraval Rosé, remember to give props to the farmers and wine makers behind the scenes, they are the ones who really make the magick happen. Santé!