Domaine de Chevalier Cru Classé de Graves 1999

  • Floral
  • Gastronomic wine
  • Wine for ageing
  • Color:White
  • 13% 
  • 0.75L
  • Intensity
  • Rich

A Pessac-Léognan with a very complex aromatic palette, rich substance and a pleasant freshness. More info

  • Quantity: 1 Bottle
  • Level: 1 base of neck
  • Label: 1 slightly marked label
  • Country/Region: Bordeaux
  • Appellation/Wine: Pessac-Léognan
  • Classification: Cru Classé de Graves
  • Producer/Owner: Famille Bernard
  • More information....

Domaine de Chevalier Cru Classé de Graves serve at a temperature of 11°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Turbot, Coquillages, Homard grillé.

Peak: To drink

  • Vintage score: 14/20
  • What the experts say...

    " D'un jaune paille léger, doté d'un nez tonique d'herbes et de minéral, le 1999 est encore fermé, et il manque en bouche à la fois de profondeur et de persistance. L'ensemble est marqué par une acidité de bon aloi." Source : R. Parker (03/02)

    Lot presentation
    Domaine de Chevalier Cru Classé de Graves

    Cuvée presentation

    Although white wines only account for 15% of production at the estate (5 hectares out of a total of 35), they are behind the great reputation that this Cru Classé enjoys, as one of Pessac-Léognan's sixteen. The white wine from Domaine de Chevalier is a symbol of balance and elegance in Léognan. Composed mainly of sauvignon (70%), completed by sémillon, it develops aromas of tropical fruits and flowers. The palate is fresh, with a rare mineral intensity. It can be tasted after aging for 5 to 12 years. But the best vintages (1980s fro instance) can easily be kept for several years.

    Information about domain Domaine De Chevalier

    The Domaine de Chevalier only became a wine-producing property in the second half of the 19th century, and at the time still used its Gascon name of Domaine de Chivaley. Thanks to the ambitious owner, Jean Ricard, the quality of the production soon developed and gained public recognition. The property reached new heights in the 1950s on the basis of the advice of Professor Peynaud, who further improved the quality of the white wines. Oliver Bernard has managed the property since 1983, with the assistance of Professors Pascal Ribereau-Gayon and Denis Dubourdieu. Man's role is simply to reveal the terroir is the owner's guiding philosophy. However, the property's terroir is known for its capricious nature: poor at the surface with rich subsoil, at danger from frosts due to its basin-shape, but with plenty of sunshine thanks to a north-south orientation. And so special care is required if it is to reveal its exceptional character.

    Detailed characteristics

    • Quantity: 1 Bottle
    • Level: 1 base of neck
    • Label: 1 slightly marked label
    • Origin: Private individual
    • Type of cellar: Classic underground cellar
    • Recoverable VAT: No
    • Original Wooden Case / Original Case: No
    • French customs seal: yes
    • Alcohol percentage: 13 %
    • Country/Region: Bordeaux
    • Appellation/Wine: Pessac-Léognan
    • Classification: Cru Classé de Graves
    • Producer/Owner: Famille Bernard
    • Vintage: 1999
    • Color: White
    • Peak: To drink
    • Service temperature: 11°
    • Viticulture: Environment friendly 
    • Size (in ha): 5
    • Volume: 12000 bottles
    • Intensity: Rich
    • Dominant aroma: Floral
    • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
    • Grape variety: 30% Sémillon, 70% Sauvignon
    Domaine de Chevalier Cru Classé de Graves
    Domaine de Chevalier Cru Classé de Graves

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    Domaine de Chevalier Cru Classé de Graves 1999

    iDealwine Price(1) corresponds to the hammer price and the buyer's premium charged by the auctioneer. (1)Bottle format