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Domaine de Chevalier 2020

Bordeaux - Cru classePessac-Leognan - White
Domaine de Chevalier 2020
$585  $97.50 / Unit
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The perfect balance between acidity and intensity of a generous and elegant Graves Great Classified Growth

The estate

Owned by the Bernard family since 1983, the magnificent Domaine de Chevalier is one of the greatest Classified Growths of Bordeaux. This iconic estate of the Pessac-Leognan appellation is located in a verdant setting south of Bordeaux.

The vineyard

Domaine de Chevalier overlooks a rare vineyard comprising 7 hectares of white vines. A true mosaic of terroirs, the Domaine de Chevalier vineyard is planted on soils of black sand and fine white gravel, resting on a well drained gravelly-clayey subsoil.

The vintage

The 2020 vintage was marked by a harvest of exceptional quality and perfectly ripe grapes. The year was characterized by its early flowering and harvests due to the particularly sunny weather. Indeed, the vineyard benefited from abundant rain in spring before going through a hot and dry summer, bringing the berries to an ideally ripe state.

Winemaking and aging

Manual harvests in crates, 3 to 5 sorts are carried out to keep only the best berries of the Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon grape varieties. The grapes are then slowly pressed for 3 hours. Settling and alcoholic fermentation are carried out in barrels. Finally, the wine ages for 18 months in 35% new barrels with stirring of the lees.

Blend

Sauvignon Blanc (70%), Semillon (30%).

Tasting

Color

The 2020 Domaine de Chevalier is a beautiful, pale gold color, with bright reflections.

Nose

The aromatic bouquet conveys a flowery and fruity intensity, with extreme finesse and a great freshness. Vineyard peach, mango, apricot and star anise reveal the beauty of their expression in a bouquet of hawthorn and acacia flowers, highlighted by honeysuckle.

Palate

The 2020 Domaine de Chevalier is a delicious, generous and lively wine. The refined and silky tannins meet with a perfect state of ripening and very delicate aromas. The balance between acidity and intense concentation in the cuvee is impressive. The long finish marks a wine in which elegance is matched only by finesse.

Parker : 94-96 / 100
J. Suckling : 96-97 / 100
BordeauxPessac-Leognan
Grape varieties
Sauvignon Blanc/Sémillon

Bettane & Desseauve
94-94

Decanter
95

J. Robinson
16.5+

J. Suckling
96-97

Revue du Vin de France
93-94

Vinous - A. Galloni
94-96

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Vineyard
Graves

Region
Bordeaux

Appellation
Pessac-Leognan

Color
White

Producer
Domaine de Chevalier

On Special
No

Sweetness
Dry white wines

Classification
Cru classe

Parker
94-96

Allergens
Contains sulfites

On Special
No

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