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Chateau Pavie-Macquin-Imperiale Grand Cru Classe. Saint-Emilion Grand Cru. Bordeaux Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Rouge Bordeaux France 600.00 1997

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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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Color: Red
Variety: Bordeaux Blend
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Château Pavie-Macquin:
Terroirs are the expression of a place, a witness to history. Infinitely rich and varied, their complexity is expressed through their biological, geological, topographical and climatic characteristics. Precious and fragile, they are the greatest thing that nature offers us and they cannot be imitated. Their quality is an irreplaceable ingredient in the production of great wines. To produce gr... Read more
Terroirs are the expression of a place, a witness to history. Infinitely rich and varied, their complexity is expressed through their biological, geological, topographical and climatic characteristics. Precious and fragile, they are the greatest thing that nature offers us and they cannot be imitated. Their quality is an irreplaceable ingredient in the production of great wines. To produce great wines in the image of a terroir: the idea is simple but the practice requires patience and humility. Pavie Macquin, this eponymous chateau, finds the key to its history in one man, Albert Macquin (1852-1911). It is to him that Saint Emilion owes the idea of grafting vines onto rootstocks, thereby saving the region from ruin by phylloxera. Henri Enjalbert wrote, “During more than thirty years, Albert Macquin was the master of the transformation of the vineyards of Saint Emilion”. The current owners of the chateau are his grandchildren: Benoit and Bruno Corre, Marie-Jacques Charpentier and their children. They have shown, like their ancestor, a great attachment to this admirable terroir. Read less

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Snooth User: Jermzzy
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3.00 5
04/25/2009

Off year almost a great wine, dulled fruit


External Reviews for Chateau Pavie-Macquin-Imperiale Grand Cru Classe. Saint-Emilion Grand Cru. Bordeaux Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Rouge Bordeaux France 600.00

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Source: WineGlobe.com
01/29/2009

Lots of good, bright fruit in this young red, with plum, berry and cherry character. Medium-bodied and chewy, with a medium finish. Best after 2000. by Wine SpectatorExhibiting a saturated black/purple color, the 1997, produced from old vines and low



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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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