The Château Pavie is a french estate located in Saint Emilion. It is the a legendary wine of Saint Emilion. It is a Premier Grand Cru Classé B in the official classification in 1855. But, in 1998 when Gérard Perse comes to the Château Pavie, the efforts to raise the quality of the wines will be made. In 2012, the Château Pavie becomes a Premiers Grands Crus classés A.
Pavie has all the quality of Saint Emilion grand cru : the complexity and it is a rich and a balanced wine. The best vintages are 1945, the vintages 1961 and 1985. But, we suggest also the Château Pavie 1970, Château Pavie 1982, Pavie 1989, and Château Pavie 2002.
In Bordeaux it is now established that it is on the hillsides of Pavie and Ausone that the vine was implanted for the first time in Saint Emilion in IV century. But it was not until the 19th century that the true wine vocation of Pavie really took sense. At that time, the Château is divided among several families of owners, including Talleman and Pigasse. In 1954, during the official classification of the wines of Saint Emilion, the Château Pavie reaches the rank of Premier Grand Cru Classé B. The arrival of Gérard Perse in Pavie in 1998, will be at the origin of a tremendous leap forward , today endorsed by the unanimity of the world of wine. In 2012, Château Pavie wins the top ranking among the Premiers Grands Crus classés A