As an update to my previous post, apparently Brad Pitt in in town & in the pink (floyd, that is) !
Film star Brad Pitt caused a stir at the Marseille Provence airport on Monday, flying in from Los Angeles to launch the newly christened ‘Pitt & Jolie’ rosé wine, fresh from his new co-owned vineyard in Correns. The first bottles of wine sold out within hours online, and buyers will have to wait a few more weeks until it reaches the shelves.
“He was on seat number 4A, a few places away from from me and he was travelling alone,” recounted Nadia, an excited witness to Brad Pitt’s cross-continental journey, to local newspaper Var Matin.
According to a passenger from Montpellier, Dominique, the 48-year-old actor was “dressed very casually” and did not receive any trouble from fans aboard the international flight from Los Angeles to Marseille, via Paris Roissy.
On the evening of Monday 4th March, Brad Pitt arrived at his residence in Correns in the Var to prepare for the official launch of his new rosé cuvée, produced by the Miraval vineyard.
Brad Pitt and wife Angelina Jolie entered into 50:50 ownership of the Correns-based vineyard with the Perrin family, who own the château de Beaucastel of Châteauneuf du Pape in Vaucluse, as well as 200 hectares of vineyards on the Rhône sud valley. The 40-hectare Miraval vineyard produces an average of 150,000 red, white and rosé wines each year.
The online sale of the ‘Pitt & Jolie’ rosé, formerly known as Pink Floyd, was inaugurated at 9pm on Thursday 7th March. The first 1,000 six-bottle boxes were available to buy at 105 euros each from the Châteaux Miraval website, but sold out within hours of going online. The wine’s official launch in shops will not take place for another 15 days.
Although Pitt will only be in the Var until the end of the week, he is expected to appear at the Cannes Film Festival in May to present his latest acting exploit as Ridley Scott in The Counselor, due for release in November this year.
Source: Riviera Times by Isabelle Younane
I have added this Video about their chateau from French TV news .