Marks and reviews
The origins of the estate go back a long way. Vines have been cultivated on the slopes of what is now Château Pavie since the 4th century. Owned by Chantal and Gérard Perse since March 1998, Château Pavie, Premier Grand Cru Classé "A," boasts one of the finest terroirs in Saint-Émilion.
Château Pavie is renowned for the structure and elegance of its wines, which are the result of a harvest that is contained within yields that are lower than the average for the appellation, in order to reveal all the nuances of this exceptional terroir.
Château Pavie 2022 is a Saint-Émilion wine made from a single 42-hectare vineyard. Situated to the south-east of the Saint-Émilion hillside, the vineyard is spread over three levels, with vines that are on average 34 years old. The "plateau" (85 metres above sea level) is composed of clay-limestone soil above asteriated limestone and the "mid-slope" (55 metres above sea level) is composed of fine-textured brown clay-limestone soil. The "foot of the hill" is made up of sandy/sandy-clay and sandy-gravel soils.
Particular attention is paid to the vineyard, part of which has been the subject of a replanting plan that includes raising the trellising to increase the leaf area, specific pruning according to the age of the vines, thinning and leaf removal.
Winemaking and ageing
Hand-picked and sorted. Vinification in temperature-controlled wooden vats. Malolactic fermentation is carried out in barrels, as is ageing (75% new barrels, 25% one-wine barrels).
Château Pavie 2022 is a blend of Merlot (52%), Cabernet Franc (30%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (18%).