Wine Chateau Pavie Saint Emilion AOC 1-er Grand Cru Classe, 1999
Wine beautiful ruby-red color.
Wine with rich flavor, rich shades of dark fruit, spice and oak nuances of licorice and creamy toffee, smooth rounded tannins.
Wine Chateau Pavie Saint Emilion has a pleasant bouquet that combines the flavors of blackberry, cherry, spice and oak.
The wine goes well with meat dishes, game and cheeses.
Chateau Pavie - the largest estate Premier Grand Cru Class (Class B) in Saint-Emilion. It is located on the site of the old peach orchard. The grapes are grown from the 4th century AD. Today it is owned by Gerard Perez - he bought the Chateau in 1998, rebuilding and reforming the cellar and winery building.
Now Chateau produces about 15,000 cases of wine a year from such grapes as Merlot, Kraberne Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. The vineyards cover 37 hectares, the average age of the vines - about 45 years. Terroir is different in nature. Some vineyards, located 85 meters above the Dordogne River, based on the typical clay-limestone soils with rocky subsoil. Others are located on the "milieu de cote" (mid-slope), at a height of 55 meters with respect to the Dordogne River. Here, the soil consists of a very thin brown limestone. In addition to red wine Château Pavie Saint Emilion are also produced rose wine La Rose de Pavie. Pavie Wines cause mixed reactions from critics - some shocked vivid style of these wines, other accused Gerard Perez insufficient attention to the local terroir.