Wine & Beer Tastings with a Difference
The wine comes from a domaine called Mas des Infermières within the Oppède commune in the Luberon AOP, which itself is situated in the Provence region of southeast France.
Made from Grenache and Syrah, the first bottle of wine produced under Ridley Scott’s own label was from the 2009 vintage, after the nearby winemaking facility, Caves de Lumieres, agreed to vinify grapes from the film director’s domaine separately.
The full name of the wine is Mas des Infirmières “Source”, inspired by the natural springs which have been fed for centuries by the nearby Luberon mountains.
Ridley Scott was born in 1937 in north east England and gained global recognition as a film director and producer after the success of Alien in 1979, although he is also renowned for Blade Runner, Thelma & Louise and Gladiator, among other high profile films.
He is not the only celebrity to be making wine in Provence after Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt bought the €44 million Chateau de Miraval with 30ha of organically run vineyards.
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