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Le Petit Cheval 2020

Bordeaux - 2nd wine of Ch. Cheval BlancSaint-Emilion - Red
Le Petit Cheval 2020
$1,056 a case of 6 Bottles (750ML)| $176 / Unit
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    A refined and aromatic Second Wine of Saint-Emilion

    The estate

    Known all over the world, the Grand Cru Classe A Chateau Cheval Blanc is one of the legendary winemaking estates of the right bank of the Bordeaux region. The property's Second Wine, Petit Cheval, offers a superb introduction to the excellence of Cheval Blanc: a refined, powerful wine, with punchy and delicious fruit on the palate. With a new winery designed by Christian de Portzamparc and inaugurated in June 2011, Chateau Cheval Blanc continues to be an important part of the legend of Bordeaux’s greatest wines.

    The vineyard

    Cheval Blanc boasts a unique and rare terroir and a special position on the Saint-Emilion plateau. While the appellation of Saint-Emilion is known for its limestone formations, Chateau Cheval Blanc is situated on Quaternary alluvium soils of Isle, a non-limestone formation with a varied texture, combining gravel and clay soils in roughly equal proportions. This unique soils is quite similar to those of the greatest estates of Pomerol.

    The vintage

    The beginning of the year 2020 was marked by dry conditions, encouraging the vines to bud prematurely. The month of March began with an important rainfall before experiencing a period of great balminess, inciting a quick start to the vegetation. The heavy pressure from mildew at the beginning of the crop cycle was progressively counteracted by the hot and dry weather conditions. If the months of April, May and June were mild and rainy, the summer conditions were extremely dry with very high temperatures, causing a significant water stress. A rainy spell during the week of 15 August was beneficial for the vines. 2020 remains one of the warmest years recorded since 1994. The harvest was homogenous and of a high quality.

    The blend

    The Le Petit Cheval 2020 is made from a blend of Merlot (41%) and Cabernet Franc (59%).

    Tasting

    Nose

    Beautifully fresh, the nose blends floral and red fruit fragrances.

    Palate

    With great precision, the attack continues on a smooth mid-palate with a delicate touch. With a beautiful aromatic persistence, this Petit Cheval seduces with its fruity notes, its complexity, its mouth-coating tannins and its delicious finish.

    BordeauxSaint-Emilion
    Grape varieties
    Cabernet Franc/Merlot

    Bettane & Desseauve
    95-95

    J. Robinson
    16

    Country
    France

    Wine certification
    AOC

    Vineyard
    Libournais

    Appellation
    Saint-Emilion

    Color
    Red

    Producer
    Chateau Cheval Blanc

    Region
    Bordeaux

    On Special
    No

    Classification
    2nd wine of Ch. Cheval Blanc

    Allergens
    Contains sulfites

    On Special
    No

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