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The first vines in Saint-Emilion were planted on the slopes of Ausone and Pavie in the 4th century AD. At the time, the limestone plateau was devoted to mixed farming.
Up until the 18th century, “pavies” or clingstone vineyard peaches with red flesh were grown here. Over the years, the peach trees gradually disappeared, and were replaced by vines.
The outstanding quality of the terroir on the famous south-facing
Côte de Pavie was revealed over generations, and became widelyacknowledged by the mid-twentieth century.
Impressed by the estate’s history, geographical location, and terroir, Gérard Perse acquired Château Pavie in 1998.
He is responsible for the château’s renaissance. Nothing deterred him from his goal of making Château Pavie one of the very best wines in the appellation.
Gérard Perse now shares this passion for viticulture and winemaking with his daughter, Angélique, and her husband, Henrique Da Costa, both of whom are involved in managing the estate.
Château Pavie has 37 hectares of vines in a single block with three different terroirs: clay-limestone plateau, clay slope, and gravel and clay soil at the foot of the slope.
Limestone plateau, clay-limestone on the middle of the slope, and gravel at the bottom of the slope
60 % Merlot
25 % Cabernet franc
15 % Cabernet Sauvignon
New barrels: 70-100%
Arômes de Pavie