OK, so it’s not with with Brad and Angelina… but a few weeks ago a kid from a rugby club near Toulon came to stay at our house for a couple of nights and brought with him – as a gift for us, the host family – a bottle of pink wine. Côte de Provence.
We put it in the fridge and forgot about it for a couple of days.
Then, a sunny evening called for some veg à la plancha and some marinated duck hearts, so we opened the bottle and poured a glass. “Lovely,” we thought, and texted our thanks to the kid’s parents in Toulon.
“So glad you liked it. It’s the rosé bottled at Domaine de Miraval by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie!”
Oh. I guess we should have drunk it with a little more awe and reverence, then… 😉
How was it? Well, my scientific/expert opinion: nice, actually, and it came in a pretty bottle. I think I’ll keep the bottle and stick a candle in it for other sunny evenings that call for outdoor dinners and grilled food.
Domaine de Miraval: cuvée 2014, sold at €93 for 6 bottles.
Grapes: Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah, Rolle
Tasting notes (according to the Miraval website):
“The Miraval Rosé has an attractive, soft blush robe and is beautifully bright.
On the nose we are greeted by delicate notes of raspberries, peaches, and white flowers.
The expression of the soil is revealed on the palate by its impressive freshness bringing minerality and salinity, a signature of 2014.
Great balance, good length and character.”