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Domaine de Chevalier   1986 Domaine de Chevalier

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750 ml
Price: $99.99
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93 points

Name Domaine de Chevalier 
Vintage 1986 
Region Bordeaux 
Country France 
Producer Domaine de Chevalier 
SKU 03035 
Description
A blend of 70% Sauvignon Blanc and 30% Semillon. Light yellow. Nose and palate possessed very concentrated aroma of lemon fromage, fresh acidity, splendid structure and great complexity. The big length at the palate and fine aftertaste completed beautifully this excellent wine.

History
Domaine de Chevalier is situated in the middle of forest area in the outskirt of Leognan town, around 17 km south of Bordeaux city. There are 5 ha of "white""vines planted with 70% Sauvignon Blanc and 30% Semillon, and these are 25 years old on average. Fermentation (alcoholic) takes place at 15-20 degrees C in individual barrels (without swirling) and lasts for one month. Wine is kept for 18 months in 35% new barrels with occasionally sediment swirling and it is slightly filtrated. Harvest of "white" grapes goes always on in several rounds and can easily take one month. These grapes need much care - they must not be insufficiently ripe (lack of fruit sweetness) or overripe (lack of acidity). Between 15 and 20 pickers collect perfectly ripe grapes under severe selection, and they do this in 4-10 rounds. Grapes with brown spots and rotten stalks will of course not pass through this severe selection. Domaine de Chevalier is undoubtedly among the finest white wines of Bordeaux. Its incredible refinement, nuance-richness, elegance, structure and keeping ability, has made it worthy rival to the best white Burgundy wines. Domaine de Chevalier enjoys a fantastic reputation among wine-freaks and is one of the very few dry white wines with very long keeping potential. In especially fine vintages, it can easily manage 20-30 years and even longer from its birth date! It takes against you with open arms in the first 3-4 years of its life, then it hibernates for a period of 8-12 years, and afterwards it wakes up to life again.

Food Recommendation
Seafood, Grilled Meats

Cheese Recommendation
Mild Cheeses


 
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