Domaine de Chevalier 2014 The Wine Gate Shop
Domaine de Chevalier 2014 The Wine Gate Shop
Domaine de Chevalier 2014 The Wine Gate Shop
France

Pessac-Léognan – Pessac-Léognan

Domaine de Chevalier 2014

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Ratings

93 100

WA - ROBERT PARKER

92 100

WINE SPECTATOR

94 100

JAMES SUCKLING

17,5 20

JANCINS ROBINSON

The Estate

Domaine de Chevalier has a long history. It appears, named "Chivaley" in the old Gascon language on the map drawn by King Louis XVI's geographer Pierre de Belleyme in 1783. It was acquired in 1983 by the Bernard Family, the French leader on the brandy market and major Bordeaux wine merchant. It has been managed since by Olivier Bernard who this outstanding estate's spirit of balance, elegance and subtelty. Domaine de Chevalier Red is one of the leading Bordeaux great classified growths, while Domaine de Chevalier White is recognised as one of the greatest dry whites in the world.

"Only a great terroir can produce a great wine… I often start out with these words when speaking about Domaine de Chevalier. They convey our fundamental philosophy, not only with regard to viticulture, but also the spirit that pervades the estate,today in organic conversion, and the men and women who work here. They improve their already considerable skills year after year on behalf of that which is most essential to a fine wine in my opinion – balance…" Olivier Bernard

Visit of the Domaine de Chevalier with Oliver Bernard, owner

the vineyard

The vineyard, located south-west of Léognan, in the heart of the forest, extends over nearly 70 hectares, including 7 hectares of white on clay-gravelly soils. Protected by its forest setting, it benefits from a microclimate effect and a biodiversity that together form a high quality ecosystem.

The vintage

The red Domaine de Chevalier, the flagship of the Pessac-Léognan appellation belongs to the elite of the great classified growths of Bordeaux.
The white Domaine de Chevalier is recognized as one of the world’s finest dry wines.

A beautiful Indian Summer, for a great vintage !

 

From August 27, 60 days of sunny weather allowed salutary turnaround and bringing week after week full maturity of our different varieties. A great richness of fruit and at a very good level of acidity (stigma of a cool summer), ensured the highly success of 2014!


CLIMATE STAGES OF 2014 VINTAGE:


- Early Spring and excellent conditions during flowering at the beginning of June.
- Temperate Summer, stormy and wet until late August: the vine grows and maturity is delayed. These special conditions require sustained work of vignerons for the protection of the vineyard...
- Fortunately, in the last days of August, summer climate is back… until late October ! This bright sunshine accompanied by dry winds concentrates the fruit. The cool nights are excellent for good maturity and fine tannins.
The different varieties then reach optimum ripeness, including great Cabernet Sauvignon that will be harvested in beauty, the second half of October.

Information

  • Domain Domaine de Chevalier
  • Vineyard Graves
  • Color
    Red
  • Vintage 2014
  • Classification Grand Cru Classé
  • Variety 65% cabernet-sauvignon
    30 % merlot
    5% petit verdot
  • Culture Sustainable agriculture
  • Alcohol degrees13.5°
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Tasting Notes

Eye, bouquet, palate

Deep and intense color. Full mouth, smooth and fruity. The tannins are dense and fine. Very elegant and classic wine. Great potential !

Temperature

17°

Drinking window

2023-2025

Wine and food pairing

Roast beef in the tenderloin with wild mushrooms