Domaine De Chevalier Rouge Grands Crus Classé, Graves, Bordeaux, France, 2011
Hand-picked, into small crates. Grapes are carefully sorted in the vineyard as well as before and after destemming.
Two vat-rooms, one with small tulip-shaped tanks (since 2013) are used to increase the plot selection, complete the extraction and refining the blend. Barrel aging 16 to 20 months (35% new oak), with bâtonnage for 4 months.
16 to 20 Months
Type: French Oak
% wine oaked: 100
% new oak: 35
A deep dark and brilliant colour. The wine is intense and expressive with a nose of blackberries, blueberries and complex notes of spice such as pepper, fresh leather and menthol. The palate has finesse, it is rich, fleshy, fruity with lovely ripe tannins. The long finish shows the quality of and the great care taken with the fruit.
Cabernet Sauvignon 65%
Petit Verdot 5%
12 x 75cl