Cheval des Andes
Grape: Malbec,Cabernet Sauvignon
Produce of: Mendoza,Argentina
Producer: Cheval des Andes
Bottle size: 750mls .
Best with: Red Meat, Game
Cheval des Andes is the result of a project between Las Terrazas and famous Bordeaux first growth Cheval Blanc, this wine combines spectacular New World terroir with Old World know-how. Malbec 60%, Cabernet Sauvignon 35% with balancing Merlot and Petit Verdot combines to make this outstanding, classy wine. Hand harvested grapes go through two hand-sorting tables, first as whole clusters and then as single berries after de-stemming. During 28 days of fermentation the wine goes through four delestages and eight pump-overs for a gentle, balanced extraction. Only the free-run wine was taken to 100% new French oak barrels for a year and a half of maturing.
Cheval des Andes has a deep, almost impenetrable, ruby hue. It offers up a nose of dark cherry, blackberry, violets and vanilla. Rich, structured and beautifully balanced, the palate reflects the fruity nose, but with undercurrents of sweet spice, cedar and liquorice, combining fantastic concentration and texture with massive, yet gentle length. This wine has enormous ageing potential and should continue improve in bottle all the way to 2020
Wine Style : Rich and Warming Reds, Intense and complex Reds,Dark Berry fruit reds , Vanilla and toasty wines