Vineswere first grown in Saint-Émilion on the Pavie slope in the 4th century. The name comes from small vine peaches, called “pavies” that once grew there.
A winegrowing estate was painstakingly consolidated, plot by plot, under the name of Château Pavie.It was included among the Premier Grand Cru Classés, category “A”, in the latest classification of Saint-Émilion wines in September 2012.
Belonging to the Perse family since 1998, Château Pavie, located on the southern slope of the Saint-Émilion hill, is one of the largest vineyards in the appellation. The extraordinary terroir is on three different levels (the foot of the slope with slightly gravelly soil, the middle of the slope with clay-limestone soil, and the limestone plateau) all facing due south.
Enhanced by low yields (30 hectolitres per hectare) and the separate fermentation of grapes from each individual plot in twenty temperature-controlled oak vats, the blend from the varied terroirs is a unique wine of immense complexity. Its marvellous structure and elegance benefit from a magnificent cellar designed by the famous architect and decorator Alberto Pinto. A reception area built of stone and glass overlooking the cellar fits in perfectly with the magnificent vine-covered slope of Château Pavie.
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