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LE PETIT CHEVAL, 2011

SAINT-EMILION GRAND CRU

“A sufficiently full-bodied Petit Cheval, tannic in moderation, with elegance in the finish, very Pomerol.” - Figaro Vin
GRAPE VARIETIES 70% of merlot, 30% of cabernet franc
AROMAS Raspberry, blackberry, spices, black pepper, floral, undergrowth, coffee
FOOD AND WINE PAIRING Farm capon with chestnuts
MARK 93/100
CLASSIFICATION 1er Grand Cru Classé A, Saint-Emilion
BOTTLE SIZE 75 CL

 

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Regular price 198,00 € T.T.C.
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Détail du vignoble

AGRICULTURE Organic and in agroecological transition
GRAPE VARIETIES Cabernet franc, merlot, cabernet sauvignon
VINEYARD SURFACE AREA 39 hectares
ANNUAL PRODUCTION 15,000 bottles
HARVEST Manual
SOIL Siliceous-clayey gravels lying on sand and blue clay

 

Histoire et anecdotes

Created in 1988, Le Petit Cheval is Cheval Blanc’s second wine.

The Cheval Blanc estate was founded by Jean-Jacques Ducasse in 1832 after he acquired the vineyards which were previously related to Château Figeac. Perceiving an exceptional soil, the owners opted for singular grape varieties, half-composed of Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The wine was first rewarded with a gold medal during the 1878 universal exhibition in Paris.

In 1954, Cheval Blanc was classified “A” as Premier Grand Cru in the Saint-Emilion classification.

In 1998, Bernard Arnault and Baron Albert Frère became the owners of this prestigious château and instilled a new vitality to it. Pierre Lurton became the Chief Executive Officer of Cheval Blanc.

LE PETIT CHEVAL

Caractéristiques

GRAPE VARIETIES 70% of merlot, 30% of cabernet franc
AROMAS Raspberry, blackberry, spices, black pepper, floral, undergrowth, coffee
FOOD AND WINE PAIRING Farm capon with chestnuts
MARK 93/100
CLASSIFICATION 1er Grand Cru Classé A, Saint-Emilion
BOTTLE SIZE 75 CL