Located in Gironde, in the Saint-Emilion community, the Chateau Cheval Blanc vineyard produces some the greatest French grands crus. Today, its name and its products ensure quality goods.
Chateau Cheval Blanc, a unique savoir-faire
Vines have always occupied Château Cheval Blanc’s large domain. However, it was only during the 19th century that the land achieved its current growth and that the production of wine became more intense.
A few years later, the wine growers working on the domain had the idea of combining the Merlot, wine traditionally found in all Saint-Emilion wines, with a Cabernet franc. It is this association which gives its particular savours to the Cheval Blanc wines.
As a reward for its expertise and great quality wines, Cheval Blanc was named Premier Grand Cru Classé A (first growth) in 1954, according the Saint-Emilion wine classification. Only three other domains have received this title. Since then, the fame of its wines has increased, making Chateau Cheval Blanc wines some of the most sought after nectars.
Chateau Cheval Blanc, good at all age
The Maison Cheval Blanc devotes the same love and care to all of its different wines. Year after year, tradition is combined with innovation to create exceptional wines.
The vineyard aims to only produce wines worthy of the First Growth title, hence expects of all wines produced that they be good at all age.
Certain vintage wines have been aging since the 1900s and have yet to leave their barrel. In November 2010, an 1947 imperial Chateau Cheval Blanc (a bottle containing 6 litres of the nectar) was auctioned off for 304 375 dollars (223 967 euros). It is considered the most expensive bottle ever sold.
The Chateau Cheval Blanc domain now belongs to the LVMH group, along with the Clos des Lambrays and the Chateau d’Yquem.