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Domaine de Chevalier BLANC - 2015

Graves - Grand cru classé de Graves BLANC

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SKU: 4288

Fr. 91.55 (Fr. 85.00 Excl. Tax)
x6
Cotation
Parker : 95/100
Varietal(s)
70% Sauvignon, 30% Sémillon
Degree
13.5°
Origin
France - Bordeaux
Type
White wine
Producer
Domaine de Chevalier
Maturity
2020-2035
Packaging
OWC of 6 bottles
Size
75 cl
Also available in 2018

Details

Seen from the sky, the Domaine de Chevalier seems to be a haven of peace, a jealous secret, hidden in the middle of a vast forest. A few acres of vines already existed in the 18th century, producing wine under the name "Domaine de Chivaley". In 1865, Jean and Arnaud Ricard acquired the property, its meadows and vines in a small clearing surrounded by tall trees. They enlarged the vineyard land and built the current buildings. Between 1865 and 1983, when the Bernard family became owners, only three men worked for the success of Domaine de Chevalier: Jean Ricard, Gabriel Beaumartin and Claude Ricard, all of them for more than thirty years! And all having accumulated a wealth of knowledge about the vine and its secrets, which they passed on to each other with love and respect. In 1953, Claude Ricard had the estate classified as one of the Grands Crus classés of the Pessac-Léognan appellation and brought the wines to the international scene. After five years of transition, Olivier Bernard bought the property and is proud of the heritage handed down by the Ricard family, as well as the quality standards they have always claimed. In the meantime, he has - as he puts it - "prepared the ground for the new millennium", by clearing certain areas around the vines to protect them from frost (in very cold weather, the forest prevents temperatures from rising again), renovating, building and modernising the winery and wine-making facilities.

Olivier Bernard and his team have made motorcycling according to their criteria of exigency and humility: "The man is only a revealer, the terroir dominates everything...". Aware of human limits, he also notes that a more difficult terrain allows him to achieve exploits. He has noticed that extreme conditions and a great respect for the land often produce a great wine...

. Made up of fine white gravel soils mixed with black sand on a clayey-gravelly subsoil, the soil is efficiently drained. The daily work in the vineyard is carried out meticulously, in a way adapted to each parcel. The approach is fundamentally ecological, according to differentiated nutritional needs. Of the 45 hectares of the estate, 40 are made up of "red" grape varieties, essentially Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, very little Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc and 5 hectares are made up of "white" grape varieties, the emblematic Sauvignon and Sémillon.

One of the most appreciated dry white wines in the world, Domaine de Chevalier blanc is refined and classy. Its bouquet reveals notes of white flesh fruits and delicate flowers, with a more demanding mineral finish. On the palate, the contrast is striking: immediately unctuous and charming, it is greedy while offering the crunchiness of fruit and perfect freshness as an aperitif or as an accompaniment to fine fish.

Sheltered from the marked out paths and the media publicity, it is like the clearing on which it rests, illuminated by the sun's rays, but protected by a bosky bower of greenery: as excellent as the greatest wines of Bordeaux, without having the pretension of it.

Cotation
Parker : 95/100
Varietal(s)
70% Sauvignon, 30% Sémillon
Degree
13.5°
Origin
France - Bordeaux
Type
White wine
Producer
Domaine de Chevalier
Maturity
2020-2035
Packaging
OWC of 6 bottles
Size
75 cl

Customer Reviews

Review by Adrian vvWine.ch
Rating
100%
18.5 vvPunkte (93-94/100): 2018, Domaine de Chevalier Blanc: Mittleres Gelb. Zartduftend, floral, Zitrus und Apfel, wirkt noch verhalten, nobel. Im Gaumen mit Druck, Struktur und Körper, die Säure ist lebendig, stützt die knackige Frucht, hat Zug und Frische, im Abgang sehr lang und würzig. Kann reifen. 2022-2028 (Verkostet auf der Presse-Degustation des Syndicat Viticole de Pessac-Léognan auf Château de Rouillac, am 01.04.2019)
Review by Yves
Rating
80%
Helles Grüngelb. Komplexes, filigranes Bouquet mit Mirabellen, Zitrusfrüchten und Gebäckaromen. Eleganter, angenehmer Auftakt. Der Wein ist leicht cremig und mit einer guten Struktur versehen. Letztere unterstützt den aromatischen Ausdruck und die Länge des Abgangs. Ein Wein mit Potenzial, dessen Entwicklung ich gerne verfolgen werde. 2023-2035 93-94/100
Review by Yves
Rating
80%
Jaune doré clair aux légers reflets verts. Bouquet complexe, filigrane, révélant des notes de mirabelles et de biscuits. Notes d'agrumes. Mise en bouche élégante, agréable. Le vin est légèrement crémeux et doté d'une bonne structure en fin de bouche. Cette dernière soutient l'expression aromatique et la longueur de la finale. Un vin qui a du potentiel et qu'il sera intéressant de suivre dans le temps. 2023-2035 93-94/100
Review by Rudolf
Rating
100%
Ausgezeichnet für Apero, prickelnd, fruchtig, besser als Prosecco.
Review by Michael
Rating
80%
Preis Leistung stimmen, ideal für Apero.
Review by Kurt
Rating
100%
Eines der besten Dopff Produkte.
Viel besser als die meisten Champagner.
Review by Athos
Rating
100%
Review by Rudolf
Rating
80%
Gutes Preis-/Leistungs-Verhältnis.
Review by Beat
Rating
100%
angenehme säure, sehr schöne perlage.
Review by Adrian vvWine.ch
Rating
80%
n/a, Domaines Dopff au Moulin, Crémant d'Alsace "Blanc de Blancs Brut" - Cuvée Julien: Helles Gelb, mässig Kohlensäure. Offene Nase, sehr rein, ein Hauch Käse schwingt mit, dazu Zitrusnoten, auch Grapefruit, Brot, gute Komplexität. Am gaumen saftig, frisch, sehr feine Hefenote, wieder Zitrusaromen, dazu etwas Honig, ausgewogen, saftig mit guter Lomplexität. Ein schöner Schaumwein für alle Tage. 2015-2018, 17,5 vvPunkte, (88/100)
Review by Adrian vvWine.ch
Rating
100%
2017, Château Domaine de Chevalier Blanc, Pessac-Léognan: Helles Gelb, weisser Rand. Sehr offene Nase, deutlich Sauvignon-geprägt und noch mit Noten vom Ausbau, exotische Früchte, weisser Pfirsich, Grapefruit und Apfel, darüber weisse Blüten, sehr komplex. Im Auftakt gradlinig, zeigt dann mehr und mehr Druck und Volumen, hat Körper und Schmelz, ist aber nicht schwer, sensationelle Struktur, wunderbar frisch, saftig und mit ausgezeichneter Länge. 2022-2032+, 19 vvPunkte (95/100)

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