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The wine-growing estate
The château Cheval Blanc, is a 37-hectare wine-growing estate located in Saint-Émilion in Gironde, owned by Bernard Arnault and Baron Frère. It is a Premier Grand Cru Classé (A) and is undoubtedly the flagship estate of Saint-Emilion. It is located in the north-west of the appellation, bordering Pomerol. The vineyards of Cheval Blanc ( Merlot 39%, Cabernet Franc 57%, Malbec 3%, Cabernet Sauvignon 1%) enjoy a variety of soils: gravel, clay and sand, all resting on an impermeable sedimentary rock ("crasse de fer"). Fermentation and maceration lasts 4 weeks in stainless steel vats, followed by 18 months of maturation in new oak barrels. Cheval Blanc produces the most famous Cabernet Franc wine in the world and the current manager, Pierre Lurton, is one of the most talented winemakers working in Bordeaux.
The best vintages of Cheval Blanc
Cheval Blanc requires a minimum of 10 years of bottle age and the best vintages can last 50 years or more. The atypical character of Cheval Blanc may lead to its being confused with very great Margaux wines. Note: 1982 is one of the greatest vintages of its generation, followed by an astonishing 1983.
Château Cheval Blanc is one of the four great estates; with the château Ausone, the château Pavie and the château Angélus, to have been ranked premier grand cru classé A in the wine classification of Saint-Émilion of 2012.
Exceptional vintages of Château Cheval Blanc: 2010, 2005, 1947, 2009, 2000, 1990, 2004