Domaine de Chevalier 2020
The Domaine de Chevalier is a clearing in the middle of the forest that protects it, a sort of secret garden away from the media circuits. This is the paradox of this excellent wine, which competes with the greatest wines of Bordeaux.
One could think that the terroir of Chevalier is difficult, capricious... But it is exceptional and capable of producing a remarkably early harvest if you treat it with the respect it deserves... We can say that a great wine is always born in extreme conditions, on a difficult terroir, and even, paradoxically, that it is from this difficult character that it draws its greatness...
In reality, a great terroir gives a great wine where nothing else grows but the vine. Only a family will is capable of extracting the quintessence of it. "
Source... Domaine de Chevalier
The grape varieties, once again it is the high viticultural aptitude of this gravelly soil which gives the possibility to make a place of choice to the two king grape varieties which are the cabernet sauvignon for the red wines and the sauvignon for the white wines.
For the red vineyard, 63% of the grapes are Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc.
For the white vineyard, it is made up of 70% Sauvignon and 30% Semillon.
- Pessac Léognan
- Alcohol level
Jean-Marc Quarin - Noté 94/100
James Suckling - Noté 96-97/100
Decanter / Jane ANSON - Noté 95/100
Jeb Dunnuck - Noté 95-97/100
Wine Advocate / Lisa Perrotti - 95-97+/100
Vinous / Atonio Galloni - Noté 95-97/100