Domaine De Chevalier
Cru Classé de Graves
Appellation Pessac-Léognan

En chiffres

Surface : 6 Ha en Blanc, 55 ha en Rouge

Production : 18 000 bouteilles de blanc, 100 000 de rouge

Geologie : Graves sur sous-sol de Graves Sablo-Argileux

Encépagement : Blanc : 70% Sauvignon, 30% Sémillon – Rouge : 63 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 30 % Merlot, 5 % Petit Verdot, 2 % Petit Verdot

Elevage : Blanc : 18 mois (33 % de barriques neuves) – Rouge : 16 à 18 mois en barriques (33% de barriques neuves)

Domaine de Chevalier’s history goes back at least as far as the 18th century, when it was known as “Chibaley” (meaning “chevalier”, or knight, in the Gason language). The estate was acquired by the Ricard family, who in turn sold it to the Bernard family, France’s leading producers of industrial alcohol as well as major Bordeaux négociants. Domaine de Chevalier is now managed by Oliver Bernard, who perpetuates a tradition of quality going back more than 130 years.

Environmental Approach : More 50 % in biodynamic farming, another part in organic farming.

Website : www.domainedechevalier.com