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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.

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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Deep colour. Intense yet lively and complex wine with fresh blackberry, liquorice, aniseed mocha aromas. Beautifully balanced palate with plush, dense dark plum, black currant fruit, chocolaty yet ultra-fine supple textures, fine long acidity and superbly integrated savoury oak. Finishes with an inky minerally plume. This is the most exciting Pavie in at least 15 years. What a statement! 98 points 

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Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. A massive wine which has still kept freshness. Expressive nose with dark berries, plums and cherries, gingerbread, cinnamon and vanilla, elegant toasting aroma in the background. On the palate well structured with massive but mature tannins, succulent fruit and multi-layered spicy character. Pavie is very exciting in this vintage, presenting a modern style of great quality with an excellent structure and massive tannins which will ask a long time for ageing. 97

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St. Emilion, Bordeaux

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 Andrew Caillard MW, Wine Writer (Australia)  tasted  Pavie 2016  ( Château Pavie )

Deep colour. Intense yet lively and complex wine with fresh blackberry, liquorice, aniseed mocha aromas. Beautifully balanced palate with plush, dense dark plum, black currant fruit, chocolaty yet ultra-fine supple textures, fine long acidity and superbly integrated savoury oak. Finishes with an inky minerally plume. This is the most exciting Pavie in at least 15 years. What a statement! 98 points 

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 Markus Del Monego / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  Pavie 2016  ( Château Pavie )

Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. A massive wine which has still kept freshness. Expressive nose with dark berries, plums and cherries, gingerbread, cinnamon and vanilla, elegant toasting aroma in the background. On the palate well structured with massive but mature tannins, succulent fruit and multi-layered spicy character. Pavie is very exciting in this vintage, presenting a modern style of great quality with an excellent structure and massive tannins which will ask a long time for ageing. 97

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