Appellation :Â Saint Emilion Grand Cru
Classification:Â 1er Grand Cru ClassÃ© A
Location :Â South-East of the town of Saint Emilion
Area under vine :Â 37 hectares
Grape varieties :Â 60% merlot, 22% cabernet franc, 18% cabernet sauvignon
Average age of the vines :Â 48 years
ChÃ¢teau Pavieâ€™s vineyard has a great diversity of soils Â :
- the Saint Emilion limestone plateau located around 85 meters up from the Dordogne river, composed of clay-limestone soil on top of chalk with marine fossils.
-Â â€œmid-hillsideâ€ land 55 meters above the Dordogne river and composed of a brown clay-limestone soil with a fine texture.
Many plots have been replanted and the vine-training system raised to increase the leaf canopy. Pruning down to 6 buds for old vines and 2 for the young ones.
Leaf-stripping, grapes picked and sorted by hand.
The vinification is adapted to the potential of the harvest. 21 temperature-controlled wooden vats are used for vatting time of 38 days. Malolactic fermentation is done in barrels.
Using of 80% new oak and 20% one-wine barrels.
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