Dom. de Chevalier Blanc, Pessac-Léognan

Dom. de Chevalier Blanc, Pessac-Léognan - 2018

Item # 30914 750mL
$148.99/ Single Bottle
$1787.88 $1609.09/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

A full-bodied white Bordeaux that's fermented and aged in wood barrels. The soils are classic gravel which shows structure on the palate. Domaine de Chevalier is located in a clearing in the middle of a forest that protects the vines from extremes of temperature.

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About the Producer

Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux, France The châteaux Haut-Brion, La Mission Haut-Brion and Pape Clément typify the classic Pessac-Léognan estate: a grand house surrounded by its vineyard. The same is true of Domaine de Chevalier. This noble house appeared only in the 19th century, when the forest took up most of the western Graves in Bordeaux. Archives from the 17th century show a “Domaine de...

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