14 Quelles 2017

14 Quelles 2017

4.3/5 Vivino Rating

Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon & Pinot Noir
Alcohol: 13.5% abv
Type: Dry Red
Vintage: 2017
Format: 75cl
Classification: IGT Vaucluse
Region: Provence
Country: France

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Description

Region

Wine production in the Luberon region, located in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region of southeastern France, has a rich history dating back centuries. The Luberon is known for its stunning landscapes, picturesque villages, and its role in producing quality wines, particularly red and rosé wines. 

Terroir

The terroir of Luberon plays a significant role in the flavor and quality of its wines. The region’s hilly terrain and Mediterranean climate, with hot, dry summers and mild winters, provide an ideal environment for grape cultivation. The stony soils contribute to the characteristic minerality and complexity of Luberon wines.

Vineyard

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. This limited-edition, flagship wine from is a surprising 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Pinot Noir.

Wine

Complex and layered it lures you in with lush red and black fruit aromas, spice, leather, a whiff of smoke and floral top notes of violet, rose and geranium. Ageing in new French barriques for 12 months gives the palate a structured framework, but there’s really great balance here, with a velvety black fruit attack followed by a seam of freshness with red currants and red cherries, plus spicy herbal notes running onto the long finish.

A wine to linger over or wait for. Fermented for 10 days in temperature controlled stainless steel, punching down and pumping over each day. Once fully fermented, the wine is left to macerate for a further 10 days before being transferred into new French oak barrels to mature for 12 months.

Ideal drinking temperature 16 °C.

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