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Vines Cabernet Sauvignon (31 %), Malbec (69 %)

Color: Ruby red with garnet reflections.
Smell: The nose is elegant with notes of licorice, menthol and camphor, notes of berries and blueberries and spicy hints of anise, leather, cloves and balsamic.
Taste: On the palate it is fresh, it shows the precise balance and finesse of the year. The roundness comes from the 80-year-old vines and the structure of the Cabernet Sauvignon.
Food pairing: Perfect for important red meats, game, first courses with mushroom or meat sauces, truffles, quality salami and aged cheeses.

Vintage 2015: The high temperatures of the year 2015 recorded from winter to summer, which threatened to mature, but the year was "saved from the rain" in February which brought good freshness and ideal maturity. In general, 2015 is a very elegant, discreet and subtle year with a more distinct burgundy style than its predecessors.
Harvest: Last week of March for Malbec the first week of April for Cabernet Sauvignon for a duration of 15 days.
Vinification: 2015 marks a change in the barrels used. The team has significantly increased the proportion of 400 and 500 liters of ton in order to better preserve the freshness of the fruit.
Partnership: Cheval des Andes is the Grand Cru of the Andes, the Argentine expression Château Cheval Blanc, Premier Cru Classé A of Saint-Émilion.
This project was born from the collaboration between Château Cheval Blanc and Terrazas de los Andes and MEndoza, the most suitable denomination in the country.

Cheval des Andes

Founded in 1999 in one of the most renowned areas of Argentina - Luján de Cuyo, in the north of the region of Mendoza - Cheval des Andes, it extends over an exceptional area of ​​ancient non-grafted vines of Malbec, whose grapes are assembled with those of Cabernet Sauvignon. This unique terroir, located at the foot of the Andean mountain range, has given rise to the production of a fresh and elegant Grand Cru from the Andes, which promises excellent maturation. The vintage effect completes each vintage giving it its uniqueness. Each grape variety is planted in a carefully selected terroir so that it can fully reveal its potential. Today, the vision of committed winemakers, supported by the skills of the Château Cheval Blanc teams, has become reality thanks to twenty years of daily care in these unique vineyards which now produce an authentic Andes Grand Cru. Like all Gran Cru, Cheval des Andes was born from a great terroir, but it is also the result of precise and meticulous viticulture. Depending on the soil, the variety of grapes, age, fertility and other factors, each individual plot of vines is cared for differently in order to produce only the best fruits. The team of winemakers knows, observes and takes care of each vine in order to obtain a mature and homogeneous harvest for the entire vineyard. The vision that guides it is always one: time is the ally of an excellent wine, as it allows it to refine and achieve perfection and, at the same time, remain faithful to its origins. As the vision becomes concrete, the details are refined, the freshness, balance and complexity become the milestones of Cheval des Andes. The style becomes elegant, the assembly is perfected and the wine promises excellent maturation. Cheval des Andes is a unique concept, matured over a long period of time. It is a long term project. Product of a special terroir with an unusual grape variety assembly in Argentina, it is the privileged fruit of the know-how of Cheval Blanc and his team of experts. This stimulating adventure in search of an exceptional wine derives from the intuition and humility of man in the presence of nature. It is the result of the talent of the winemakers, the success of ancient gestures and the knowledge of the terroir. Tasting, drinking for pleasure or aging this wine brings a wave of enthusiasm to all those who appreciate its uniqueness: an Argentine Grand Cru inspired by a top of the range Grand Cru from Bordeaux, Cheval Blanc. Twenty years of sweat and sacrifices were needed, but today Cheval des Andes is here, ready to amaze.

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