A.O.C : Pessac-Léognan

Production : WHITE, 18.000 bottles - RED: 100.000 bottles.
Surface : WHITE: 5 ha - RED: 50 ha.
Soils : Soil of dark sand and fine white gravel.
Pruning: Guyot double
WHITE : 70% sauvignon, 30% Sémillon
RED : 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot, 2% cabernet franc

Densité de plantation :
White grapes in baskets with successive picking through the vines.
Red grapes in baskets, with triple sorting : 1st in the vines, 2nd on the complete bunch on the sorting table, and third by individual grapes on the sorting table.

Vinification :
Slow pressing.
Settlement and alcoholic fermentation in the barrel.
Ageing : on the lees in the barrel with stirring, for 18 months
New barrels : 35 %

Vatting gravity without pumping, alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel and coated steel temperature controlled vats. Maceration for 2 to 3 weeks at 30 ° - 32 °.
Manual Pigeage
Ageing : 18 months in barrels (four months on the lees)
New barrels : 35 %

Second Wine : L’Esprit de Chevalier

Owner : S.C. du Domaine de Chevalier (Famille Bernard)
Administrator : Olivier BERNARD
Assistant manager : Rémi EDANGE
Technical manager : Thomas STONESTREET
Consultant oenologists : Stéphane DERENONCOURT


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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 in 1783.

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 over since by Olivier Bernard who perpetuates that spirit of balance and the constant drive for perfection which have been the hallmark of this outstanding wine.

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.Oliver Bernard