Owned by the Bernard family since 1983, the beautiful Domaine de Chevalier is one of the finest Bordeaux Crus Classés. Like a secret garden, this iconic vineyard located in the Pessac-Léognan appellation, to the south of Bordeaux, is surrounded by a green haven.
Domaine de Chevalier watches over a rare vineyard comprising 5 hectares of white vines. A true patchwork of terroirs, the Domaine de Chevalier vineyard is composed of black sand and fine white gravel soil and rests on a perfectly drained clay-gravel subsoil.
The vinification and ageing
The grapes are harvested by hand, followed by successive selections based on their ripeness level. Alcoholic fermentation is carried out in barrels, as is the 18-month ageing period (1/3 new barrels), with regular stirring of the lees.
The 2013 Domaine de Chevalier dry white wine comprises a blend of Sauvignon Blanc (70%) and Semillon (30%).
Bright, this wine is a pale gold colour with subtle green highlights.
Explosive, the nose exudes citrus and fresh fruit fragrances (vine peach, exotic fruit) with a delicious minerality.
The palate harmoniously combines both tension and intensity with a delicious and refreshing fruity expression.
This fine Pessac-Léognan white wine can be kept in the cellar until around 2030 in order to reveal its full aromatic richness.
A strikingly rich, complex wine, the 2013 Domaine de Chevalier is a spectacular blend of 80% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Semillon that achieved 13% natural alcohol. It offers lots of lemon oil, orange blossom, crushed rock and white flower-like characteristics. It is super-intense and medium to full-bodied with a level of concentration rarely seen. Nevertheless, the tart acids, freshness and beautiful winemaking have resulted in a stunningly balanced, pure wine. It has 30-50 years of longevity ahead of it, although most of it will be drunk during its first decade of life.