Nov 05, 2013

    Pitt-Jolie wine auctioned for $17,000


    A CASK of organic white wine from the French vineyard owned by Hollywood celebrity couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie fetched more than 10,000 euros at an auction recently, reported AFP Relaxnews.

    The signed 228-litre barrel from the Chateau Miraval estate's vineyards sold for 10,100 euros (S$16,930), with proceeds going to a sustainable-village project at the Democratic Republic of Congo's Kivu region.

    The barrel was among 27 lots on sale by the winegrowers of the Correns commune in southern France to raise money for the charity.

    Jolie and Pitt acquired the 500ha estate in 2008 for about 40 million euros and have used it as a summer residence. They teamed up with the French winemaking Perrin family to develop the Miraval Cotes de Provence label, named after their estate.

    The first 6,000 bottles of Miraval Rose wine sold out within five hours of going on sale online in March.