Domaine de Chevalier, based in Pessac-Leognan, Graves, is one of the leading estates in the area and is known for producing both red and white wines of high quality. The estate takes its name from the Gascon word for knight in homage to a pilgrim trail on the property used in the 12th – 14th centuries. Archives show that vines have been on the estate since the 17th Century, which has passed through only three families since 1865. The Bernard family acquired the estate in 1983 and Olivier Bernard, aged only 23, was put in charge. Olivier made some major improvements at the Chateau, including renovating the winery and expanding the vineyards. Today, Olivier and Anne Bernard are joined at Domaine de Chevalier by their two sons, Adrien and Hugo, and are assisted by consultant oenologist Stephane Derenoncourt.

The vast majority of the 40 hectares Domaine de Chevalier has under vine are dedicated to Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, whilst just 5 hectares are planted with Sauvignon Blanc and some Semillon. Planted at a density of 10,000 vines per hectare, this far exceeds the appellation average of 6,500 per hectare. The high density creates greater competition between the vines and results in a low yield of high quality. The terroir is made up of thick gravel and sand, with a subsoil of clay. Domaine de Chevalier use 100% sustainable farming methods; only organic fertilisers are used, harvests are all done by hand and each parcel is vinified separately to ensure its individual character. Vinification takes place in a mixture of cement vats, French oak barrels and stainless steel tanks. Their Grand Vin is aged in 40-75% new French oak for between 18 and 22 months.

Available Wines

2018 Domaine de Chevalier Cru Classe, Pessac-Leognan 12x75cl

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2020 Domaine de Chevalier Cru Classe, Pessac-Leognan 6x75cl

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2021 Domaine de Chevalier, Blanc Cru Classe, Pessac-Leognan 3x150cl

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2022 Domaine de Chevalier Cru Classe, Pessac-Leognan 6x75cl

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2022 Domaine de Chevalier, Blanc Cru Classe, Pessac-Leognan 6x75cl

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£488/CaseDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Future ArrivalETA to UK address: Aug 2025

2020 Domaine de Chevalier Cru Classe, Pessac-Leognan 6x75cl

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£250/CaseDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2018 Domaine de Chevalier Cru Classe, Pessac-Leognan 12x75cl

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£600/CaseDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2018 Domaine de Chevalier Cru Classe, Pessac-Leognan 6x75cl

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£270/CaseDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2018 Domaine de Chevalier Cru Classe, Pessac-Leognan 6x75cl

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£326/CaseDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate