The history of Domain de Chevalier can be traced back as far as 1763, when it was marked on a map drawn by the engineer Pierre de Belleyme. Situated in Leoville, the estate has been managed by Olivier Bernard since 1983, whose quest for balance and perfection continues to push the its stellar standards ever higher.
The terroir here is one of gravel lying on clay-gravel subsoil with superb natural drainage. There are 40 hectares under vine: 35ha planted with the classic red grapes of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, with a smattering of Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc; 5ha are dedicated to Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. Domaine de Chevalier's red wine - 50% aged in new oak barriques for 20 months - is one of the leading stars of the Pessac-Leognan appellation, while the white will age tremendously well and is widely viewed as one of the very best dry white wines in the world.