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The nose is pleasantly aromatic with notes of red berry and florals, with crunchy, juicy raspberry. On the palate, there is a delicate freshness and a pure, lifted finish. Light with plenty of red fruit.
|When to Drink||2022 - 2033|
|Producer||Château Cheval Blanc|
|Grapes||62% Merlot and 38% Cabernet Franc|
|Pairing||Tender red meat dishes such as steak, lamb and venison.|
|Volume||75cl (Full Bottle)|
Château Cheval Blanc, a 1er Grand Cru Classé (A) is unquestionably the leading estate in St. Emilion. It is located in the north-west of the St. Emilion appellation, bordering Pomerol.
Cheval Blanc's vineyards (Merlot 39%, Cabernet Franc 57%, Malbec 3%, Cabernet Sauvignon 1%) enjoy a variety of soils: gravel, clay and sand, all underpinned by an impermeable sedimentary rock (`crasse de fer'). Fermentation and maceration last 4 weeks in stainless steel vats, followed by 18 months' maturation in new oak barrels.
Cheval Blanc produces the most famous Cabernet Franc-based wine in the world and present régisseur Pierre Lurton is amongst the most talented winemakers working in Bordeaux today. Cheval Blanc requires a minimum 10 years of bottle age and the best vintages can last for 50 years or more.
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