Despite their divorce, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are still engaging in their joint business ventures. Together, own the French winery, Chateau Miraval. With their partner, Marc Perrin, they are planning on releasing a new rosé champagne. According to a reliable source who spoke to People magazine, the project “has been in development for three or four years. Miraval is all about the art of making rosé and this champagne, which is made in the Champagne district, is a cooperation, combining Provencal knowledge with champagne making.”
Pitt and Jolie released their last wines last year on 2019, also through Miraval: Studio in January and Muse in May. People and sources close to the former couple claim that they perceive the business as “an investment for their children.” As per the wine, Perrin offered a sneak peek of the details to Wine Spectator, by stating that “we are working very hard with [one of the leading champagne producers] Rodolphe Péters,” Perrin also added that they “will create the only Champagne house which only makes rosé. We are going to try to push the quality of rosé as far as possible in Champagne.” He also added that Péters is using saignée, a unique rosé-making technique for great quality.
Having origins in Provence, France, saignée is efficient in creating rosé since it builds better and bolder wine by “bleeding” away a portion of pressed grape from contact with the mash. The longer the pressed grapes stay in contact with the seeds and skins, the darker the juice becomes as it makes its way to becoming red wine. This ancient method has its followers in mainstream winemaking regions such as the Loire, Rhone, and Napa Valleys.
Family Knows Best.
With the wine intended to be released within a few months, winemaking remains a family project. Chateau Miraval began with the Jolie-Pitt and the Perrin family. And now it has included the Péters family. “The continuity and the family are very important to Brad and Angelina,” said a source to People. I can’t help but wonder if both parts are genuinely interested in keeping their children’s best interests.
In September of last year, Jolie provided Pitt with an ultimatum: He was to choose between his friend, Kanye West, or their kids. As per The Digital Weekly’s reports, Jolie is not a big fan of The Kardashians, which explains why Pitt’s friendship with West has caused her anger to increase towards her former husband.
In addition, Jolie had filed for single custody of their children. On the other hand, Pitt wanted joined custody even though he is known for failing to meet his children on a regular basis during legal procedures. The most recent event I am aware of had to do with their son, Maddox Jolie-Pitt. Soon after turning 18, he was dropped off to college in South Korea. The event was remarkable due to Pitt’s loud absence.
In all fairness, I do hope Miraval is a good step at establishing a connection between Pitt and the children; it’s a good thing that the company was not split in the divorce, especially when I heard they had a hard time dividing things up in the process. The couple estimated net worth was a combined $400 million, with Pitt making for at least 300 of that. Acres of land were on the line. As per the children, Pitt is paying child support.
It has been implied by media outlets that Brad Pitt had struggle in the past in becoming sober. On the bright side, he has recently given Bradley Cooper credit for encourage him in the right direction. However, relapses occurred on a regular basis. And it is an understandable fear that Pitt’s sobriety might be in danger as he engages in the neutral activity of winemaking with his ex-wife, Angelina Jolie.