Cheval des Andes is a blend of 50% each of Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec. Intense flavours of raspberry and blackcurrant with floral and herbal hints. Excellent structure with silky and delicate tannins.
Cheval des Andes
In the late 50's, the LVMH group's subsidiary, Moet & Chandon Champagne, sensed the fantastic potential of South America and sent Renaud Poirier, one of its top oenologists, to asses the many different areas. He made ...Learn more
“When Château Cheval Blanc’s Pierre Lurton visited Mendoza in the late 1990s, he teamed up with Roberto de la Mota, finding a block of ungrafted Malbec planted in 1929 in Las Compuertas. Selected for its elegant, refined expression, Cheval des Andes was born once the use of the revered Cheval name had been personally sanctioned by LVMH’s owner Bernard Arnault. Malbec has taken over from Cabernet Sauvignon as the senior partner in the blend, as its properties in viticulture and winemaking have become better understood. ‘After 18 years of experience,’ says Lorenzo Pasquini, technical manager and winemaker, ‘our aim is to create the same vision and style in Mendoza as at Château Cheval Blanc: ageing potential with elegance, complexity, freshness and balance.’ Scented cedar gives way to a lip smackingly rich black fruit quality, polished oak adding to a suave texture, before morphing into a firmer structure of youthfully vigorous grip and a fresh acid spine. Drinking Window 2018 - 2030”