Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie Releasing Their Own Wine This Year
02/14/2013 AT 03:10 PM EST
The engaged couple, who have owned an 1,000-acre estate with vineyards in southwestern France since 2008, will be releasing wine in the United States beginning March 15 bearing the estate's name, Miraval.
The first wine will be a 2012 vintage pink rosé, and it will feature the label "Bottled by Jolie-Pitt and Perrin."
Perrin refers to Marc Perrin, a French winegrower who was introduced to the famous couple by mutual friends. His family is well-respected in winemaking circles, and Perrin and the Jolie-Pitts are expected to release a line of organic white and red wines later this year.
In the meantime, the rosé will feature an elegantly shaped bottle with a round label. It is also due for review in an upcoming edition of Wine Spectator.
Perrin met the couple on their estate last summer to discuss expanding their production and distribution. Jolie and Pitt consulted on the new bottle and redesign.
Miraval is located in Provence, in a wine-growing valley at an altitude of 1,150 feet. The estate includes over 75 acres dedicated to the cultivation of Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes operated in accordance with organic farming. The estate's previous owner grew and released several prize-winning wines including Miraval's predecessor rosé: Pink Floyd. The name was a tribute to the legendary rock band which recorded tracks for The Wall in studios located on the French estate grounds.
As for Pitt and Jolie's involvement, Perrin told French business magazine Challenges, "We talked a lot and did the first harvest together. They are very demanding in seeking excellence in the quality and character of their wine."