Blend of 75% Chardonnay and 25% Pinot Noir.
Brad Pitt took a leading role in creating Fleur de Miraval rosé Champagne. Chateau Miraval (Jolie and Pitt) joined with the Péters family in Champagne to begin a new project. The Péters family, established in Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, is internationally renowned for its Champagne, especially the blanc de blancs made from its own grapes since 1919.
‘Fleur de Miraval is the culmination of five years of work, research and tasting, done in the utmost secrecy,’ said Rodolphe Péters, who today runs his family’s estate, of which around 40 acres lie in grand cru vineyard sites.
25% of the base wine is created using 7-year-old Blanc de Blancs purchased ‘sur latte’. This process involves uncorking the Blanc de Blancs, emptying the bottles into a tank where the wine is de-gassed before being added to the rest of the base wine. Although this process is extremely expensive, it brings outstanding texture, complexity and richness to the final wine.
This is a great opportunity to retaste the debut release, 10 months on. The ambition has all along focused on the marriage of a youthful fruit-driven rosé de saignée with a mature Chardonnay that has been sourced both from bottle and from the Perpetual Reserve, a feat far from easy to pull off with success, one would have thought. The good news Is that the wine continues to improve as the integration of the red fruits, fresh and energetic, with the more mature honied and autolytic Chardonnay becomes ever more convincing. Quite an achievement and one will watch the next releases with interest, as Rodolphe and Pierre raise the stakes yet further by effectively dropping the component of young/base Chardonnay and thereby, in theory, making the contrast even more marked. Decanter – 94