Chateau Pavie-Macquin-Imperiale Grand Cru Classe. Saint-Emilion Grand Cru. Bordeaux Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Rouge Bordeaux France 600.00 1997
Terroir typical of the Saint Emilion limestone plateau composed of clay- limestone soil on an asteriated limestone subsoil. Located at an altitude of approximately 85 metres above the Dordogne River Terroir called “milieu de côte” (middle of the slope) located approximately 55 metres above the Dordogne and composed of very fine brown limestone. Many plots have been re-planted. The vines are trained high to increase the leaf canopy. Pruned to six spurs for old vines and 2 for young ones, green harvesting, leaf thinning, as well as picking and sorting by hand. The way Château Pavie is fermented depends on the vintage. It is kept on the skins for 3 weeks in twenty temperature-controlled wooden vats. Malolactic fermentation in barrel and the wine is aged in new oak for 18-24 months.
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Off year almost a great wine, dulled fruit