2014 LQLC Pinot Noir, Les Quelles de la Coste, IGP Vaucluse, France
"The word 'quelles' means 'wells' and this Vaucluse estate has 14 of them, helping to provide perfect conditions for Pinot in an area that's better known for its Mourvèdre and Grenache. Grapes are macerated for 15 days and matured in steel for eight months, giving both depth and freshness to the rounded palate with raspberry and black cherry fruit that become more pronounced on the finish. Sous bois notes give a distinctive local accent to this well made Pinot. Drinking Window 2019 - 2023." 92 Points.
15% ABV. 100% Pinot Noir."Actor John Malkovich has launched a range of French wines under the Les Quelles de la Coste label. Made from grapes grown on the family estate in Luberon that Malkovich owns with his long-term partner, film director Nicoletta Peyran, the range currently includes a Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé, a single-varietal Pinot Noir and a Cabernet Sauvignon, plus two Cabernet-Pinot blends: Les 7 Quelles and Les 14 Quelles. All are classified as IGP Vaucluse." Julie Sheppard, Decanter Magazine 06 Sept 2019.