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Cask of Brangelina wine auctioned for R135k

2013-10-31 10:22
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Toulon - A single cask of organic white wine from the French vineyard owned by Hollywood power couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie fetched more than €10 000 (R135 000) at auction on Wednesday, organisers said.

The signed 228L barrel from the Chateau Miraval estate's vineyards sold for €10 100, which will go towards a sustainable village project in eastern 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, with others going for more modest prices including a magnum of white wine for €170 (R2 300).

The couple teamed up with the French winemaking Perrin family to develop the "Miraval Cotes de Provence" label, named after their estate.

Jolie and Pitt acquired the 500ha estate in 2008 for around €40m (R550m) and have used it as a summer residence. The estate includes 50 to 60 acres of vines.

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

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