A brief history
Cheval des Andes, the ‘Grand Cru’ of the Andes, is the fruit of a fusion between two cultures combining the vision and expertise of Château Cheval Blanc with high altitude wine-growing in the Mendoza region. Under challenging climatic conditions, this is where Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon unite in a blend which is born at the foot of the Andes mountain range.
Situated more than a thousand meters above sea level, our vineyards are located in the Las Compuertas district and in Paraje Altamira, Uco Valey, two of the most distinguished areas in Mendoza. We occupy 47 hectares of naturally privileged land.
Irrigation of the vineyard relies on pure meltwater from the Andes delivered by small furrows located at the foot of the vines. The soil is sandy-loam with stone content at the depth and good drainage which encourage deep root growth and ensure greater balance, durability and the finest expression.
Average temperatures in this great terroir couldn’t be more beneficial to our grapes, with warm daytime temperatures contrasted by fresh, crisp thermometer drops after-dark, thanks to breezes coming down from the hills at night.
Cheval des Andes is distinguished by freshness, elegance and exceptional ageing potential. The winemaking team crafts the finest possible expression of this unique terroir in a given year.