Cheval des Andes - Mendoza 2017
Region: Mendoza - Argentina
Varieties: 62% Malbec, 38% Cabernet Sauvignon
The famous and extraordinary collaboration between Château Cheval Blanc and Terrazas de los Andes in Mendoza, Argentina.
This 2017 is possibly the greatest Cheval des Andes ever.
2017 saw an early harvest. The wine is slightly riper than 2016 (this 2017 is 14.2% alcohol). The different plots fermented separately with selected yeasts, and the élevage lasted for 15 months and was in 50/50 new and second use barrels. They used 45% Bordeaux barrels, 45% 400-liter barrels and, for the first time, a 2,500-liter oak foudre.