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The Story

Saint Emilion Grand Cru er 1 grand Cru Classé /Château Pavie has diverse terroirs:
- Terroir typical of the Saint Emilion limestone plateau composed of claylimestone soil on an asteriated limestone subsoil. Located at an altitude of approximately 85 metres above the Dordogne River
- Terroir called “milieu de côte” (middle of the slope) located approximately 55 metres above the Dordogne and composed of very fine brown limestone. Many plots have been re-planted. The vines are trained high to increase the leaf canopy. Pruned to six spurs for old vines and 2 for young ones, green harvesting, leaf thinning, as well as picking and sorting by hand.

FERMENTATION :
The way Château Pavie is fermented depends on the vintage. It is kept on the skins for 3 weeks in twenty temperature-controlled wooden vats. Malolactic fermentation in barrel and the wine is aged in new oak for 18-24 months.

37 hectares
60% merlot, 30% cabernet franc,
10% cabernet sauvignon
43 years
8000 cases

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Vintage 1982

Saint Emilion Grand Cru er 1 grand Cru Classé

Château Pavie has diverse terroirs:
- Terroir typical of the Saint Emilion limestone plateau composed of claylimestone
soil on an asteriated limestone subsoil. Located at an altitude of approximately 85 metres above the Dordogne River
TERROIR
- Terroir called “milieu de côte” (middle of the slope) located approximately 55 metres above the Dordogne and composed of very fine brown limestone. Many plots have been re-planted. The vines are trained high to increase the leaf canopy. Pruned to six spurs for old vines and 2 for young ones, green
harvesting, leaf thinning, as well as picking and sorting by hand.

FERMENTATION :
The way Château Pavie is fermented depends on the vintage. It is kept on the skins for 3 weeks in twenty temperature-controlled wooden vats. Malolactic fermentation in barrel and the wine is aged in new oak for 18-24 months.

37 hectares
60% merlot, 30% cabernet franc,
10% cabernet sauvignon
43 years
8000 cases

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Latest Pro-tasting notes

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Tasting note

color

Deep and Brick red

ending

Long, Pure and Lingering

flavors

Blackcurrant, Licorice, Tar, Violet, Toasty and Smoky

nose

Youthful, Complex and Seductive

recommend

Yes

taste

Average in Acidity, Medium tannin, Well-Integrated, Complex, Developing, Medium-bodied, Harmonious, Focused, Dry and Silky tannins

Written Notes

It was time to cross the river to the Right Bank and experience a trio of St. Emilions. The 1982 Pavie had a nice nose full of spice, classic wintergreen and the redder fruits of St. Emilion. Delicious and classic, it was near outstanding with impeccable balance, great acidity and a nice kiss of olive. I may not like what they are doing now, but this was an impressive and classic ’82 

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Origin

St. Emilion, Bordeaux

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 John Kapon / CEO / Ackerr Merrall & Condit, Pro (United States)  tasted  Pavie 1982  ( Château Pavie )

It was time to cross the river to the Right Bank and experience a trio of St. Emilions. The 1982 Pavie had a nice nose full of spice, classic wintergreen and the redder fruits of St. Emilion. Delicious and classic, it was near outstanding with impeccable balance, great acidity and a nice kiss of olive. I may not like what they are doing now, but this was an impressive and classic ’82 

2m 7d ago

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 Georg Linde, Wine Writer (Germany)  tasted  Pavie 1982  ( Château Pavie )

""Very mature. Notes of coffee, tobacco, earth.""

2y 5m ago

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 Juha Lihtonen, Sommelier (Finland)  tasted  Pavie 1982  ( Château Pavie )

"15 wines of the greatest Bordeaux vintage of the new era 1982 tasted, not impressed - is it me or the glasses that are not working"

5y 10m ago

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