One of the very top Pessac-Léognan producers, Domaine de Chevalier is situated at Léognan and has been owned by the Bernard family since 1983. They undertook a long term project to improve the quality which has resulted in considerable improvements in both the vineyard and the chai.
The whole estate is over 100 hectares with 42 given over to vines, 37 to red and 5 to white, the red from Cabernet and Merlot, the white from 70% Sauvignon with 30% Sémillon, all grown at high density to help concentration and ripeness. It is the white which leads the way with Olivier Bernard considering that the small production is essential to maintain the quality. Enormous strides have also been made with the red which represents one of the best values from Bordeaux.