Vanity Fair invited vintner/restauranteur/foodie Joe Bastianich to sample the 2012 Château Miraval Côtes de Provence rosé made at the estate in the South of France that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie call home.
Much like Brad and Angie themselves, Bastianich deemed the wine "very, very, very pretty." Aesthetically, he described the vino color as "Hello Kitty pink." Then he took a sip:
“With the nose, it has macerated wild strawberries, confectionary sugars, and strawberry or raspberry PEZ, like the candy. In taste, the varietals it’s made of—grenache, etc.—make it slightly acidic on the palate. Not in a bad way, but it’s definitely real and acidic, and firm. It’s very pretty on the olfactories—rose petals and confectionary sugar—but a little rougher on the palate. But it’s a very serious wine.”
Overall, Bastianich calls it a "legitimate wine" that is worth it, since the Jolie-Pitts hired real wine-maker and released the product properly. He recommends one quaff the stuff outside — in Malibu or on the French Riviera — with some sushi or a Niçoise salad. We'll assume plebs can get a similar result by mashing up some Pez into a glass of Chateau Diana and heading to the roof.
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