The Domaine de Chevalier is a very big name that inevitably comes to mind when one mentions the wines of Pessac-Léognan. Its origin goes back to several centuries, it was once called "Chibaley", from its Gascon name, according to official records from 1783. These records also mention a nearby path leading to Santiago de Compostela. The notion of Domaine was deliberately kept by the few owners it successively knew, distinguishing it when the mention of "Château" gradually began to appear in the vineyard.
Grand Cru Classé in red and white in the 1953 Graves classification, the property has belonged since 1983 to the Bernard family, important Bordeaux merchants. Olivier Bernard and his son Adrien manage it, always striving for perfection.
The Domaine de Chevalier is based on a 45-hectare vineyard planted on gravel with clay-gravel subsoils.
- The red grape varieties (40 ha) are 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot, and 2% Cabernet Franc. The grand vin is aged for 18 months in French oak barrels, 35% of which are new. Esprit de Chevalier is the Second red wine.
- The white grape variety (5 ha) is 70% Sauvignon Blanc and 30% Semillon. The great white wine is aged for 18 months in French oak barrels, 35% of which are new wood. L'Esprit de Chevalier is the Second white wine.
The Domaine de Chevalier are among the elite of Pessac-Léognan. The great red wine offers structure, complexity and aromatic elegance, while the great white wine is among the best white wines Secs in the world, by its smoothness, refinement its purity.