2008 Domaine de Chevalier, Blanc | Friarwood Fine Wines

2008 Domaine de Chevalier, Blanc

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  • Type: White Wine
  • Grape: Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon
  • Style: Vibrant and Intense
  • Alcohol: 14%
  • Country: France
  • Region: Bordeaux
  • Subregion: Pessac Leognan
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Located in Léognan, Domaine de Chevalier can be dated back to 1783, and likely existed as a property well before then. It was purchased by the Bernard distilling company in 1983 and produces exceptional red (80% of their production) and dry white wines. Their second-wines offer excellent value and are more approachable in their youth than the grand vin.

85% Sauvignon Blanc, 15% Semillon. Barrel-aged for 18 months in new and used oak; rich is the best way to describe this wine, which benefited from a terrific ripeness from the Indian summer in 2008. With 14% Alcohol, this is a serious white Bordeaux that has just entered its drinking window as of 2020. A special white wine experience.

Great with white meat, roast vegetables and strong cheese - very good with a raclette.

Following devastating winter frosts, an Indian Summer resurrected the waning fortunes of the 2008 vintage, allowing the grapes to reach optimal ripeness and providing perfect conditions for the harvest.

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