The winery is located 1.5 kilometers southeast of the city Saint-Emilion in the area of the same name (Bordeaux). The name Pavie is derived from the French term for vineyard peach. In the first edition of the work "Bordeaux et ses vins" by Cocks & Féret from 1850, Château Pavie is mentioned as the leading estate in the region. At that time it belonged to the Talleman family and then to the wine merchant Ferdinand Bouffard. This increased the property through purchase and inheritance to a total of 50 hectares. He consolidated the entire area under the name "Pavie", but named the wines from plots on the plateau as "Pavie-Decesse". After the First World War Albert Porte took over the estate and sold it to Alexandre Valette in 1943. After his death in 1967, the property was distributed to several branches of the family.
Finally, in 1998, the former wholesale chain owner Gérard Perse took over the property for an estimated $ 30.8 million. This had the wineries before Château La Clusière. Château Monbousquet and Château Pavie-Decesse Bought. Large sums were invested in the modernization of the winery and the oenologist Michel Rolland engaged as a consultant. Above the Pavie parcel are the areas of the Château La Clusière. These have also been included in Château Pavie's wine since the 2002 vintage. In 2012 the company was classified as "Premier Grand Cru Classé A". The mostly steep vineyards cover 37 hectares of vineyards. You are with Merlot (60%), Cabernet Franc (30%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (10%) planted. The extremely long-lived red wine is 18 months in 100% new barriques expanded.
Image: Château Pavie / S.Chapuis