2014 Esprit de Pavie, Bordeaux, France by DFV Fine Wines
Producer - Esprit de Pavie
Region/Appellation - Bordeaux Country Hierarchy, France
Grape/Blend - Bordeaux Blend Red
Food Suggestion - Beef and Venison
Wine Style - Red - Savory and Classic
Alcohol Content - 13.6 - 14%
RATING - RP84
Château Pavie is a Bordeaux estate in Saint-Émilion known for its Merlot-dominant grand vin. It is one of four châteaux with the Premier Grand Cru Classé A status, the highest classification in Bordeaux's right bank.
The 37-hectare (91-acre) Pavie estate sits on a limestone plateau on a site known to have been planted with vines since Roman times. The current property boundaries were heavily influenced by the land purchases of Ferdinand Bouffard in the late 19th Century. Bouffard bought a number of vineyards and châteaux, laying the foundations not just for Pavie but several of its neighboring estates, although he continued to manage them as separate entities. In the early 20th Century, Château Pavie was divided into three: châteaux Pavie Macquin and Pavie Decesse were created from land from the original estate. Pavie remains the largest of the three and is one of the largest estates in Saint-Émilion.
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