Wine Domaine De Chevalier Rouge Pessac-Leognan AOC Grand Cru 1998
Wine of deep ruby color.
Elegant wine with good concentration, soft tannins and hints of minerals and land.
Complex aroma of new oak, black currant, cherry, tobacco and herbs.
Wine is well served with venison, red meat, roasts and cheeses.
It is believed that the name "Chevalier" - a corruption of the name Chibaley: Shibalov - was the name of the first owner and creator of the estate vineyard, who lived in the middle of the XVIII century. In 1865 Château Jean Ricard bought - he and his descendants have done a lot for the estate: to restore the destroyed part of the vineyard, winemaking practices introduced in new oak barrels, paid great attention to the time and the process of harvesting. In 1983, the family bought Château Bernard - the current owners. However, the last of Ricard has long remained a consultant to the estate. Bernard vineyard area increased from 18 to 40 hectares and restored some of the buildings in the complex.
For the manufacture of wine "Domaine De Chevalier" Rouge Vintage is carried out manually with the first half of September to mid-October. Maceration and fermentation last for three weeks in stainless steel vats at 30 ° C. Wine is aged for 16-20 months in oak barrels, 50% of which are new. Storage capacity of wine is 25 years.