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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.

Many plots have been re-planted. The vines are trained high to increase the leaf canopy. Pruned to six spurs for old vines and two for young ones, green harvesting leaf thinning, as well picking and sorting by hand.

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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Pavie (St.Emilion) - sheer power, excellent fruit on the nose and palate, succulent and vibrant fruit, excellent complexity and backbone. Rich and lush. Long fat finish. Who said overextracted wine - zero of this here! This is just stunning wine and highly impressive! 97-98p.
  • 97p
Deep and subtle dark berries and plum, rich and intense. Hint of oak, roasted coffee and cigar. Quite high alcohol in nose but palate is round and silky. Medium full body, high acidity, long fresh pure velvet finish. 97+
  • 97p
Deep colour. Intense dark plum, dark chocolate aromas with savoury notes. Densely packed wine with elderberry dark cherry plum flavours, plush ripe tannins and plentiful cedar oak. Powerful, elemental and solid. Impressive in a monumental way. 93 points 
  • 93p
Dark purple red with violet hue and almost black core. Opulent but still elegant nose, fine fruit, dark berries, hints of mulberries, blackberries and elderberries, discreet spiciness in the background. On the palate well structured with mature but firm tannins, juicy sweet fruit and mild spices in the long lingering aftertaste.
  • 96p



St. Emilion, Bordeaux


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