2012 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc, Cru Classé Pessac-Léognan

The 2012 vintage has been exceptional for dry whites and Domaine de Chevalier makes one of the best and most sought-after in any vintage. This therefore an unsurprise star of our tastings and one of our picks for the vintage. Floral and fresh on the nose, with notes of preserved lemon and green galia melon. These characters continue onto the palate, which is broad and mouthfilling, yet is framed by a grapefruit-skin character, lively acidity and linear mineral drive. Toned and bright, this is white Bordeaux as it should be!

Pricing
Bottle
In stock
£78.28
Case, 6 Bottles
In stock
£469.68

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Pessac-Léognan, Graves, Bordeaux, France
  • Maturity
    Ready 2014 - 2025
  • Colour
    White
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2012 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc, Cru Classé Pessac-Léognan
Domaine de Chevalier

The unusually named Domaine de Chevalier, an estate that sounds more at home in Burgundy than Bordeaux, makes some of the most important red and white wines in Pessac-Léognan. The vineyards sit on gentle slopes within a forest clearing and are carefully managed using biodynamic farming methods. Each vintage, the grapes are meticulously hand-harvested, and the attention to detail is so exacting that they are individually sorted prior to leaving the vineyard. Those that are not deemed good enough remain on the ground. There are 45 hectares under vine, 40 hectares of which are devoted to the red varieties - Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. The remaining 5 hectares grow predominantly Sauvignon Blanc for their white Bordeaux blend with the rest made up of Sémillon. The estate is owned by the Bernard family with consulting oenologist Stéphane Derenoncourt helping to continue the estate's excellent reputation.

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