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Chateau Pavie 2020

Bordeaux - 1er grand cru classé "A"Saint-Emilion - Red
Chateau Pavie 2020
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A fine wine from Saint-Emilion by Chateau Pavie

The estate

The origins of this property date back many years. The vines were cultivated on the slopes of what is now Chateau Pavie as early as the 4th century. Owned by Chantal and Gérard Perse since March 1998, Chateau Pavie, 1er Grand Cru Classe "A", has one of the most beautiful terroirs of Saint-Emilion. Chateau Pavie is recognized for the structure and elegance of its wines, resulting from a very limited yield of 31hl / ha.

The vineyard

The Chateau Pavie vineyard is made up of a single block of 37 hectares, which makes it one of the largest Premiers Grands Crus Classes of Saint-Emilion. Located to the south-east of the Saint-Emilion hill, the vineyard is spread over three levels going up the hill, with vines aged 49 years on average.

The "plateau" (85 meters above sea level) is composed of clay-limestone soil over asteroid limestone and the "mid-coast" (55 meters above sea level) is composed of brown clay-limestone soil with a fine texture. The "pied de côte" is made up of sandy / sandy-clay soils with iron ore between 60 and 80 cm and sandy-gravelly soils.

Particular attention is paid to the vineyard, part of which has been the subject of a replanting plan. This plan has included the enhancement of the vine training system to increase canopy size, pruning adjusted to the specific size of each vine, green harvest and leaf-stripping.

Vinification and aging

Picked and then sorted by hand, the harvested fruit is received in 21 temperature-controlled oak vats. After a 38-day vatting period, the malolactic fermentation is carried out in barrels, as is the aging. The breakdown is 75% new barrels and 25% second-fill barrels.

The blend

The Chateau Pavie 2020 is a blend of Merlot (50%), Cabernet Franc (34%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (16%).

Parker : 97-99 / 100
BordeauxSaint-Emilion
Grape varieties
Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Cabernet Sauvignon

Bettane & Desseauve
98-98

Decanter
97

J. Robinson
18

Vinous - A. Galloni
97-99

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Vineyard
Libournais

Region
Bordeaux

Appellation
Saint-Emilion

Color
Red

Producer
Chateau Pavie

On Special
No

Classification
1er grand cru classé "A"

Parker
97-99

Allergens
Contains sulfites

On Special
No

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