Wine "L'Esprit de Chevalier" Rouge, Pessac-Leognan AOC
Reviews of purchase "L'Esprit de Chevalier" Rouge, Pessac-Leognan AOC
Wine attractive ruby color.
Taste wine complex, rich, clean and rounded, with elegant acidity, fruity flavor and a long finish.
The wine has a delicate, elegant aroma, blend harmoniously in the notes of red and black fruits, complemented by nuances of mocha.
Wine is well served with venison, red meat, roasts and cheeses.
Second wine Domaine de Chevalier economy "L'Esprit de Chevalier" Rouge is made from a blend of three grape varieties - Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. The harvest is collected only when the berries reach optimum maturity. Vinification is carried out in the classical way. Wine is aged in oak barrels for 12 months.
Domaine de Chevalier - this is one of the best Pessac Leognan estates. In the classification of wines Graves (Graves) in 1953 and 1959 wine estates are among the Crus Classes. Domaine de Chevalier is located in the commune of Leognan, 17 km south of Bordeaux, it is one of the few estates of Bordeaux, called the domain and Chateau ("Domain" is most common in Burgundy) .Istoki Domain des Chevaliers can be traced back in 1763, which shows map of the region, painted by Pierre de Belleymom. Earth in those days belonged to a certain Chibaley or Chivaley, which meant "knight" on Gascon dialect, he produced about 13,500 liters of wine a year. The very name "Chivaley", is believed to be associated with the old pilgrim trail to Santiago de Compostela, which is still on the border of the estate. One of the things that makes it unique Chevalier - this is how the domain achieved fame in a relatively short period of time compared with most of the great Bordeaux producers, which took several centuries to achieve such status.
In 1852 Domaine de Chevalier acquire Arnaud and Jean Ricard. It is credited with the creation of Jean Chevalier, which is known today, and thanks to Claude Ricard domain managed to win international recognition. Ricard done a lot for the estate: to restore the vineyard, winemaking practices introduced in new barrels, paid great attention to the time and the process of harvesting. In 1983, the domain passed to their relatives, the family of Bernard, who had previously specialized in the sale of brandy. However, Claude Ricard for many years remained a consultant to the estate. Bernard family vineyards were increased and revised aspects of viticulture, since the estate has changed and externally, have been restored several buildings in the complex. Today, domain controlled by Oliver Bernard, his philosophy is the constant striving for quality.