World renowned actors with Academy Awards, volunteers, parents of six and once Hollywood's sexiest couple, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, acquired Chateau Miraval in the Provence region in 2008, which immediately won critical acclaim. The first vintage of wine "Miraval" Rose immediately got into Wine Spectator's "Top 100 Wines of the Year".
Chateau Miraval covers 500 hectares of vineyards, forests and olive groves near the village of Correns, the first organic village in France. This exceptional Chateau is one of the few located in its own valley, which stretches from west to east for almost 4 km. Partially made up of stone terraces at an altitude of 350 meters, with calcareous-clay soils, the Château Miraval terroir is characterized by a cool climate and large temperature fluctuations between day and night, which gives the wines produced here, in particular the "Miraval" Rose, perfect balance and unique freshness ...
In 1970, the renowned jazz pianist and composer Jacques Lussier became the owner of the Chateau, turning it into a recording studio - Le Studio de Miraval. The studio has recorded such internationally renowned bands and musicians as Pink Floyd, Sting, Sade, The Cranberries and The Gipsy Kings.
Chateau Miraval was the summer residence of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, who gave impetus to the development of fine wines made from their own grapes. Since 2012, Pitt and Jolie have started cooperation with Famille Perrin.
The history of the Famille Perrin company dates back to the beginning of the 20th century, when the medieval estate of Bocastel became the property of Pierre Perrin, a scientist who achieved outstanding results in winemaking. His work was continued by Jacques Perrin - a supporter and innovator of organic methods of cultivation of vineyards. The company is now run by his sons, François and Jean-Pierre. Favorable weather conditions, exceptional soils, organic methods of growing grapes - all these factors make it possible to harvest quality grapes from the vineyards for the production of Grand Cru wines. Climatic conditions are characterized by early spring with little rainfall, a cold northerly wind from the south of France, which protects the crop from the scorching sun, a significant difference between day and night temperatures.
The vineyards of the Perrin et Fiss company have one of the finest terroirs of the South Rhone. The grapes grow on rocky, loose and porous soils, thanks to which the vine develops a powerful root system. The total area of vineyards is 130 hectares, 75 hectares of which are located in the famous appellation Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Château de Bocastel) and 25 hectares in the Côte du Rhône (Coudoule de Bocastel). Since 1964, only organic methods have been used for growing grapes without the use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers. About 13 grape varieties are grown in the vineyards, including Grenache, Mourvèdre, Senso, Syrah, Cournoise, Roussanne, Vasserez, Burbulenc. The company's wines are absolutely natural, produced according to all the laws of biodynamics.