An estate with an ancient origin, the vines have been cultivated on the slopes, where Château Pavie currently sits, since the 4th century. Owned by Chantal and Gérard Perse since March 1998, Château Pavie, a Premier Grand Cru Classé "A", has one of the most beautiful vineyards in Saint-Émilion.
Château Pavie’s Saint-Emilion wines are renowned for their structure and elegance and are the fruit of limited harvests, the yields are best suited to the terroir: 31hl/ha.
Château Pavie comprises a 37-hectare single block vineyard, thus making it one of the largest Premiers Grands Crus Classés in Saint-Émilion.
Situated on the south-east side of the Saint-Emilion hill, the vines are 49 years old on average and rest on three levels of this hill. The "plateau" (85 metres above sea level) is composed of clay-limestone soil over asteriated limestone and the "mid-slope" (55 metres above sea level) is composed of brown clay-limestone soil with a fine texture. The "bottom of the hill" is composed of sandy/sandy-clay soils with iron oxide, between 60 and 80 cm below ground, and sandy-gravel soils. Particular attention is given to the vineyard, part of which has been the subject of a replanting plan including raising the trellising to increase the leaf surface, specific pruning based on the vine’s age, thinning and leaf stripping.
Château Pavie 2010 comprises a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.