Domaine de Chevalier is one of the few chateaux well known for producing both top class red and white wines. It is cited in Pessac Leognan, on a gravel hill top, it is set apart from other chateaux in a landscape surrounded by forest. The terroir is made up of thick gravel and sand, with a lovely subsoil of clay and the Estate built a drainage system in 1962. The Estate is planted at a density of 10,000 vines per hectare and the vines have an average age of 30 years. The vineyard management uses 100% sustainable farming method and only organic fertilisers.
The winery has some of the best technology in Bordeaux, including 80 hectolitre egg shaped cement vats. Vinification takes place in French oak, which once filled, rest in a cold room to bring the temperature gradually down; the only other chateau in Bordeaux that has one is Chateau Margaux. Domaine de Chevalier Red is aged in 40-75% new French oak for 18-22 months.
Domaine de Chevalier was classified as a Graves Premier Cru in the 1953 classification. The oenologist is the world famous Stephane Derenoncourt who consults with many chateaux including Smith Haut Lafitte and Beausejour Daffau-Lagarrosse which obtained 100 Parker Points in 2009 and 2010.
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