In 1873, Ferdinand Bouffard, a Bordeaux négociant, inherited the Domaine de la Sable, which gradually acquired small adjacent vineyards to create a 50-hectare estate. In 1919, the property was acquired by Albert Porte, who united all the parcels forming Château Pavie . In the first classification of Saint Émilion in 1959, Château Pavie managed to be recognized as a Premier Grand Cru Classé. The Château changed hands until it reached the current owners, Gerard and Chantal Perse, who acquired it in 1998 and in 2012 it was promoted to Premier Grand Cru Classé “A”, the highest classification within this AOC.
Grape: 65% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcoholic degree: 14% Vol.
Serving temperature: between 16 and 18 °C.
Château Pavie 2013 presents a beautiful deep purple color, with a bouquet of black fruits, blackcurrant cream, blackberries, undergrowth, earth, as well as spicy and oaky notes in the background. Once in the mouth it shows a perfect balance between notes of oak wood and aromas of black fruits. Medium to full bodied, with a creamy texture, it is loaded with velvety tannins, which unfurl on the palate, leading to a smooth finish with a chalky mineral touch.