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LQLC Les 7 Quelles
Boutique Winery in the Provence, belonging to John Malkovich and his wife Nicole Peyran.
Vines are planted at low density: 4000 per HA on parcels of land of clayey silt terroir, site of an ancient lake, characterized by deep soil where the Pinot Noir can develop without suffering from the high summer temperatures. It gives a rich, but fresh fruity taste of cherry, long lasting flavours, soft and smooth tannins. The grapes are harvested by hand in order to produce the highest quality possible.
Bright cranberry and darker black cherry notes mingle with the classic forest floor aromas of Pinot Noir. This is a medium bodied Pinot Noir packed with crunchy red and black fruit characters balanced with a good lick of acidity which leads nicely onto savoury note of cigar box on the finish.
Grape: 65% Pinot Noir & 35% Cabernet Sauvignon
Vinification: The must from each vineyard was vinified separately and fermented with the use of indigenous yeasts. Alcoholic fermentation and maceration on the skins lasted up to 40 days, depending on each vineyard lot.
Ageing: Once fully fermented, the wine is left to macerate for a further 5-6 days before being transferred into a combination of old 225 liter French oak barrels to mature for 8 months. It then spends another year in bottle before being released.
Serving temperature: 15º - 18ºC.