Champagne Miraval Fleur de Miraval Exclusivement Rosé
After the great success of Miraval 'The Art of Rosé', the Jolie-Pitt and Perrin families announce a new project: FLEUR DE MIRAVAL, the only Champagne house in the world that focuses exclusively on Rosé Champagne.
FLEUR DE MIRAVAL was created in the utmost secrecy from the collaboration of the Jolie-Pitt and Perrin families with an established name in the Champagne business: the Péters family. The Péters family has been based in the Champagne region since 1919 and sells its high-quality Blanc de Blancs Champagnes all over the world. Rodolphe Péters, manager of the Grand Cru vineyards of the Péters family, has had strong ties with the Perrin family for many years. The shared passion for creating 'the great wines in the world' proved to be a fertile basis for the development of the FLEUR DE MIRAVAL Rosé Champagne. The crown on the work of five years of dedication, research and refinement.
“This project is primarily an artistic adventure, because the creation of exceptional wines is an art form,” explains the Perrin family. Rodolphe Péters shares our passion for the world's best wines. Still, when we drank vintage Rosé Champagnes together, we came to the same conclusion: we love the vintage aromas that Rosé champagnes develop. Especially like these tend towards Chardonnay, but we often find the red wine aromas too present. That is why we wanted to make a different kind of Rosé Champagne in which ripe Chardonnay grapes are blended with young Pinot Noir grapes.”
The Fleur de Miraval Rosé Champagne consists of 75% Chardonnay grapes of different ages, mixed with 25% young Pinot Noir grapes. The wine is made according to the unique saignée method, which gives the wine its subtle, pink color. The combination of older Chardonnay with young Pinot Noir grapes gives the wine nice notes of red currant and raspberry, with a delicate minerality. After fermentation, the Rosé Champagne matures for 3 years in the bottle in the dark cellars of Le Mesnil-sur-Oger. To protect the champagne from UV radiation, each bottle is lacquered; for example, the wine is only exposed to daylight when the bottle is opened. This exclusive production method aims, as Brad Pitt himself describes it, to “create a champagne that evokes feelings of quality, prestige, party and luxury”.
Château Miraval is the rock star among the vineyards of Provence. That is not only due to the image of the winery, in which the Hollywood stars Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt live with their families. "Sting" and "The Cranberries" were already guests in the recording studio in the house. But the highlight is the creation of the song “The Wall” by Pink Floyd at Château Miraval! The Perrin winemaker family, itself a star in the international wine industry, is an important part of this because of its excellent wine. The winemaker Marc Perrin is responsible for the wines at the Château Miraval, while the Jolie-Pitt family provides the necessary prestige.
The climate in which Château Miraval is located is Mediterranean, the grapes grow here at an altitude of 350 meters on protected, landscaped terraces. Warm, sunny weather during the day, alternates with cool nights, giving the grapes a lot of freshness and balance. The terroir is influenced by clay and lime, which provide the plants with water on one side and drains abundant water on the other, thus producing healthy, ripened grapes.
The Château Miraval and the surrounding village of Correns are the first “organic village” in all of France. In the meanwhile world-famous rosé from Château Miraval, a Blend of Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah and Rolle is made. For the creamy content of the Rosé wine from Château Miraval, 10% of the wine is aged in old wooden barrels. A fruity, very convincing taste and concept rosé wine, in which creativity and beauty can come together in a gentle elegance. It is not always successful when a famous person or family commits to a wine, although there are many good examples (just think of Bocelli with his wines), but in the case of Miraval, the wine was already of top quality before Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt bought the domain and luckily they also left the making of the beautiful Miraval Rose and Miraval Blanc to the experts. Both the Miraval rose and the white wine version of the Miraval are among the top of the Provence wines. The problem is that the worldwide demand for the Miraval rose is unprecedentedly large and that wine estate certainly cannot meet the demand, so supply is certainly limited and advice is to store this in time. We had periods with a nice early spring when the Miraval rosé was already sold out in May.
|Type of Wine
|Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
|Complex, Dry, Mineral, Red fruit, Tense
|Cadeau!, Iets te vieren, Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Romantisch