Created by Jean Ricard in 1865, the Domaine de Chevalier covers 67 hectares in the heart of the Pessac-Léognan forest, including 7 hectares of white grapes, on the west of the appellation. Producing exceptional wines in both red and white, the estate was crowned Grand Cru Classé de Graves in 1953. Acquired and managed by Olivier Bernard in 1983, the Domaine de Chevalier extended its fame to the whole world. Olivier Bernard and his team perpetuate that spirit of balance and the constant drive for perfection which have been the hallmark of this outstanding wine.
The red Domaine de Chevalier, the flagship of the Pessac-Léognan appellation belongs to the elite of the great classified growths of Bordeaux.
Domaine de Chevalier is renowned for its ability to produce great wines even in unfashionable vintages thanks to its unique terroir and a draconian selection in the vineyard and the cellar. In fact, this philosophy at times requires vineyard workers to carry out five waves of picking in order to pick only the ripest possible grapes.
The vintage 2020 has a fleshy tannins and contained power. The high-class tannins recall the earthy and peaty flavor. The fruit is everywhere, intensely. Power, balance, maturity, concentration, length, freshness, tension. Everything is there for a great vintage to keep.