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 Gerard Perse since March 1998, Chateau Pavie, 1er Grand Cru Classe "A", has one of the most beautiful terroirs of Saint-Émilion.
Chateau Pavie is renowned for the structure and elegance of its wines, which are the result of a harvest that is contained within lower-than-average yields for the appellation in order to reveal all the nuances of this exceptional terroir.
Chateau Pavie 2021 is a Saint-Emilion wine that stems from a 37-hectare single-block vineyard. Situated on the southeast side of the Saint-Emilion hill, the vineyard is spread over three levels going up the hill, with vines aged 33 years on average. The "plateau" (85 meters above sea level) is composed of clay-limestone soil over asteroid limestone and the "mid-slope" (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 age of each vine, green harvest and leaf-stripping.
Vinification and aging
Manual harvesting from September 28th to October 12th. Vinification in temperature-controlled wooden vats. Malolactic fermentation is carried out in barrels, as is the aging process (75% new barrels, 25% second fill).
Chateau Pavie 2021 comprises a blend of Merlot (52%), Cabernet Franc (30%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (18%).