Château Cheval Blanc
SUMMARYFounded in 1930, Château Cheval Blanc is one of the most famous and highly regarded names in Bordeaux wine. The vineyards are planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Malbec that grow on gravelly soils close to the Gironde estuary in St-Emilion. The vines average around 30 years old but some are more than 60 years old. Eighty per cent of its production goes into Grand Vin de Cheval Blanc while 20% is used for second wines such as Le Petite Faurie or L’Ermitage du Baron Philippe Rothschild. The vineyard itself is located east of Libourne is Bordeaux and is placed at the intersection of the Isle and Dordogne rivers. It is around 100 acres large and planted with 40% Merlot, 57% Cabernet Franc, 20% Malbec and five per cent Malbec. The wine produced by Château Cheval Blanc is one of only four wines that received the rank of Premier Grand Cru Classé (A) as part of the Classification of Saint-Émilion wine.
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