Cheval Noir 2016
Ref : 478918
Bottle 75 cL
i.e. 22.70 € / liter
18 product(s) sold since yesterday
- Keeping level 2021
- Service temperature 18°
Our food and wine pairings
- Red meats
- Strong cheese
Our oenologists' opinion
Its garnet color offers an open nose on red berry fruits and fresh blackberry, then notes of roasted coffee. On the palate, this wine presents a supple, velvety and fleshy attack on black fruits. Finale on satin tannins.
Body ? The body is the way a wine feels inside the mouth. Several factors, such as the alcohol content and the presence of tannins, contribute to the feel of the wine.
Freshness ? The freshness of a wine is defined by its level of acidity. Unlike rounded wines, fresh wines are easy to drink, and are more lively. Acidity plays a necessary part in a wine's structure.
Aging ? All wines do not have the same aging potential. Some are supposed to be consumed at a young age while others must be kept for longer periods of time.
Tannins ? Coming from stems, grape pips and their storage barrels, the tannin gives structure to red wines only.
Do you know ?
The name « Black horse » come from an old legend that this fine, elegant creature would harvest the vineyard itself.
Domain and appellation
Cheval Noir was acquired by the Mähler-Besse family in 1937 to complete their already prestigious domains such as Haut-Médoc, Saint-Emilion and Saint-Estèphe.
- Terroir: The microclimate is particularly favorable to the grape Merlot, giving it »s name to the appellation. This 6 hectare domain is based on calcareous soils with grape varieties composed of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc.
- Viticulture: Un granGreat care is taken to viticulture with green harvesting to ensure maximum ripeness of the fruit. The harvest is done manually with great care.
- Wine-making: In 2008, the domain opened a new « chai » that refined the winemaking process so that the wine would properly represent the excellency of the terroir.
Grapes Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
- Merlot : 60%
- Cabernet Sauvignon : 20%
- Cabernet Franc : 20%