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Carmody McKnight Estate Wines

Motif Cheval Rouge

Motif Cheval Rouge

Cheval Rouge is also an homage to the premier grand cru of Saint Emilion that established the nobility of the cabernet franc and merlot ensemble.
Motif is dedicated to perfection, which must start in the vineyard.  There are no special tricks for wine perfection, only special soils and microclimates.  And yes, the vineyard is as near perfect as can be and proven by an unprecedented twenty years of studies and research involving universities, earth scientists, and vineyardists from around the world.  
The full array of significant soil types and an unique soil discovery exist in our estate vineyards. Limestone, the wonder soil calcium montmorillonite, vertisols, as well as three backyard volcanoes, yes three, provide the most mineral and nutrient prolific soils.  The richest soils... sublime terroir for the perfect noble wine.
Cheval Rouge is super-organic, with no chemical additives and unnatural color and flavors whatsoever.  Mineral-powered classic wine with grapes derived from specific magma blocks.  The estate grown grapes are own-rooted, ungrafted, and non-GMO.   Cheval Rouge is the rarest of hand-crafted wine creation, as nature intended, and must be respected if not revered, especially as the wine world has devolved into manipulation and chemical additives.  Cheval Rouge ensures nature’s promise and wine perfection.

Harvest Date:  October 27,  2010
Volcanic Block 1 ~ 2.1 tons per acre; Merlot Block ~ 1.7 tons; Basalt Block ~ 2.1
Oak:  80% French, 20% American, Neutral
Alc: 15.4% by vol.
Bottling Date: December 8, 2014
Production:  115 Cases

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