The former couple’s Champagne house Fleur de Miraval will launch the first bottles on October 15 and you can see photos of the packaging in the gallery.
“For me, Champagne conjures up feelings of celebration, quality, prestige, and luxury. But rosé Champagne is still relatively unknown. Backed by our success with Miraval in Provence, I wanted us to try to create the defining brand of rosé Champagne, focusing all our efforts on just this one color. The result is spectacular and I’m very proud of it,” Brad said in a statement.
Andreas Larsson, who is known as the world’s best sommelier, was the first to taste Fleur de Miraval. He said, “Fleur de Miraval shows a very gentle and bright rosé colour, a vivid mousse with fine bubbles. The nose starts out elegantly – layered and nuanced with chalky notes, roasted hazelnut, marzipan, fresh butter, pink citrus and lemongrass. After some time in the glass the Pinot enters with crushed raspberry, cherry and pain d´épice notes. The palate is nicely built, showing great flavour intensity and an invigorating freshness. It´s classically bone dry (4,5 grams of dosage) with a chalky presence , balanced by a mellow creaminess. Flavours of marzipan, confit de citron and peach with layers of mature nuttiness and fine pastry. Elegantly built with great persistency and precision. Drinks truly well today but should certainly improve from further cellaring. Score: 95 points.”
The score of 95 points directly ranks this first edition of Fleur de Miraval as one of the three best rated rosé champagnes by Larsson since the beginning of his career.