The Château Miraval is tucked away in its own valley in the old village of Correns - incidentally the oldest organic village in France - and covers 500 hectares. The magnificent chateau sits in a basin surrounded by ancient woods, olive groves, vineyards and abundant water supplies. The healthy wildlife combined with the beautiful Provençal climate and the quality of the Mediterranean way of life make it an enchanting oasis.
Miraval's exclusive location embodies an exceptional terroir. Terroir is the expression of the soil, climate and history of the land - the essence of wine. The vineyards are at an altitude of 350 meters and enjoy warm, sunny days and cool nights. It brings freshness and balance to the wines.
Today, the Château Miraval is owned by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie and the cultivation, aging, control and distribution of the wines is carried out by the Perrin family of the Château de Beaucastel. The release of the Miraval red and white is planned for September 2013 and next year 2014 there will be a Grand Vin in white and red.
The natural clay and limestone soil composition allows for an important water supply while allowing excess water to be drained. It is very important for healthy grape ripening.
Miraval sits at the foot of the Via Aurelia - an extensive route built to accommodate Roman expansion in the 3rd century BC. BC - symbolizing centuries of history. After Celtic settlement and Roman occupation, the estate served as a refuge for monastic practice and as the home of members of the French court from the 14th century.
In 1970, the well-known jazz pianist and composer Jacques Loussier bought Château Miraval and turned it into the Le Studio de Miraval recording studio. A number of well-known musicians have come here, such as Pink Floyd, Sting, Sade, The Cranberries and the Gipsy Kings.