Wines

Domaine de Chevalier

Hugo Bernard
Pessac-Léognan

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The Domaine de Chevalier located in Léognan, the Capital town of the Graves Region has a long history. It appears on the famous map of Pierre de Belleyme (Geographical Engineer of the King Louis XVI),in 1783.

The very notion of domain, that has been deliberately kept by the successive owners who never sought to replace it by the more recent appellation of “château”, is the heritage of long and rich pages of history, highlighting the sense of balance that the current master of the house is so anxious to maintain.

In 1983 the estate was purchased by the Bernard Family, N° 1 in France on the spirits market and a major negociant of premium Bordeaux wines. It has been run ever since by Olivier Bernard and his team who perpetuates that spirit of balance and the constant drive for perfection which have been the hallmark of this outstanding wine. Over the past three decades, many investments have been made to prepare the Domaine to modern requirements: vineyard expansion, construction of new cellars and a beautiful circular vat room which takes full advantage of natural lighting.

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, with the unusual feature of being remarkably well suited for cellaring, is recognized as one of the world’s finest dry white wines.