Actor John Malkovich launches a range of wines in Britain

Hollywood film star John Malkovich is launching a range of wines in Britain. The wines are made from grapes grown at his estate in Provence.

The ConAir star and his long-term partner, Nicole Peyran, first planted vines at their farmhouse in the Vaucluse region in south-east France in 2008 and produced their first vintage in 2011.

The 10 acres of organic vines are planted at a low density with four hectares of Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon on deep clay soils on the site of an ancient lake.

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Five wines are produced under the Les Quelles de la Coste label (LQLC for short) including a Cabernet rosé, a Pinot Noir and an audacious blend of Cabernet and Pinot called Les 14 Quelles, of which just 600 bottles are made a year.

The three-tier range starts at £14.95 for the rosé and ‘second’ wine Les 7 Quelles, with the single varietal Cabernet and Pinot priced at £24.95, and top drop Les 14 Quelles 2017, which will go on sale at Jeroboams in October, retailing at £45 a bottle.