Product DetailsThis iconic Argentinian red, a blend of malbec and Bordeaux varietals, is crafted in one of the best Mendoza terroirs. Elegant and structured, its aromatic freshness is typical of 2012 vintages. Drawing on a rich heritage of winemaking from Bordeaux, Cheval des Andes combines the best of Argentina with the unparalleled savoir-faire of Grand Cru Classé Château Cheval Blanc.
How to enjoy
- Service temperature - 15-18°C
- When to drink - Drink now through 2028
- Storage advice - Store horizontally in a cool (10-15°C), dark place, and away from vibrations
- Closure - Cork
- Health warning - Contains sulphites
- Alcohol by volume - 15.0%
Blend and Origin
Cheval des Andes 2012
The 2012 is a blend of 66% malbec, 26% cabernet sauvignon and 8% petit verdot, with some grapes growing in exceptional plots of old vines in Las Compuertas. The fermentation of the grapes happened naturally, allowing for gentle extraction. The wine was then aged in French oak barrels, 30% of which were new, enhancing its complexity and structure.
This product can only be purchased by persons over 18 years of age.
More to try
Requires strength – pair with red meats and spicy dishes
Begin with an assortment of charcuterie that includes a dry-cured salami or smoky chorizo.
Seared steak served rare with salsa verde, or pork ribs and salsa criolla, will stand up to the robust flavours of this vintage.
This wine works best with savoury foods – for dessert, pair with an aged goat cheese.