Bon Jovi releases a wine


American rocker Jon Bon Jovi is the latest celebrity to release a wine. Called ‘Diving into Hampton Water’, the premium rosé is the fruit of a collaboration between Bon Jovi, his son Jesse and Languedoc pioneer Gerard Bertrand.

The wine is a blend of Grenache, Cinsault and Mourvèdre and takes its name from the lazy summer days Jon and Jessie have enjoyed together during holidays in the Hamptons.

According to Bertrand, who hosts an annual jazz festival at his Château l’Hospitalet estate in Narbonne, the rosé is “fresh and lively with distinctive minerality”.

Bon Jovi initially wanted to call it “pink juice” but was persuaded by his son to named it “Hampton water” instead.

Keen to make a wine that encapsulates the laid-back lifestyle of the Hamptons, Jon and Jesse tried rosés from all over the world before settling on southern France as the home for their blend.

“When we visited Gérard we realised that there is an entire coastline in France that is producing some of the best-kept secrets on earth,” said Jesse Bongiovi.

The pair were introduced to Bertrand by a mutual friend and hit it off immediately. “We found that we shared a love of family, food, friends, great wine and great music,” Bon Jovi said.


 
 
 
 
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