- 18 September 2012
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Some pictures to see if the appearance of Pinot noir in Quebec is the same as in Burgundy or in Champagne, CARONE Wines Vineyards: Lanoraie, Québec (40 minutes north-east from Montréal beside the St. Laurent river)..
Pinot noir from Quebec
CARONE is the only commercial producer in Quebec of Pinot Noir wine. The winery has been transitioning from hybrid grape varieties to vitis-vinifera (noble) varieties since it first garnered success with its Cabernet wine in 2004. By focusing on high quality grape varieties the winery is able to craft intensely flavoured, medium bodied red wine enjoyed by clients throughout the world.
Technical Specifications for Pinot noir at CARONE Wines Vineyards
“In 2009, we set a new standard for Quebec red wines! We have come a long way since our first ever trial plantings of Pinot Noir vines. Our research, dedication and most of all, our patience has finally paid off as we launch the first ever Quebec-made Pinot Noir wine,” said Anthony Carone, Owner and Winemaker of CARONE Wines.
- Vineyard: Lanoraie, Québec. Current vintage: 2010;
- Soil type: Sandy loam;
- Harvest: Hand-picked, end of September;
- Blend: 85 % Pinot Noir and 15 % Landot Noir, 8 months in oak barrels, 75% in used American, 25% new French oak;
- Alcool: 12,5 %, pH: 3,40, Total acidity: 0,57g/100 mL ;
- Oenologist: Matteo Meglioli
- Winemaker: Anthony Carone
Official website: www.carone.ca