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Chateau Cheval Blanc

33330 St.-Emilion, France
Phone: 33-5-57-555-555
Fax: 33-5-57-555-550

Appellation Saint Emilion Controlée

Location: Chateau Cheval Blanc is situated in the farthest corner of St. Emilion, bordering into Pomerol. (Appellation Saint Emilion Controlée)

Classification: Premier Grand Cru Classe

Grape Variety: 66% Cabernet Franc, 33% Merlot, 1% Malbec. Average age of vines is 39 years.

History: Chateau Cheval Blanc is one of the rare properties to never have changed hands, the vineyard has been the property of the Fourcaud-Laussac for over 150 years. 15 hectares of land sold by Figeac to Monsieur Ducasse in 1832, and a further 15 hectares acquired in 1837 constituted the future Cheval Blanc. In 1854 Mademoiselle Ducasse married Monsieur Fourcaud-Laussac. On this occasion 5 hectares were added to the domaine which henceforth sold the wine under the name of Chateau Cheval blanc. Since this time, the heirs of Fourcaud-Laussac have run the domaine.

Vinification and aging: Fermented in lined concrete vats and aged in new oak barrels for 20 months. The wine is clarified with egg whites and until 1979 was never filtered.

Style: Dark ruby in color, an opulently rich and fruity wine, full bodied, voluptuous and lush. Deceptively easy to drink when young.

Food: Excellent with beef, lamb, pork and game.

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