CH. PAVIE DECESSE ST EMILION GRD CRU 750ML VINTAGE 2008
Country of Origin: France
Château Pavie is a winery in Saint-Emilion in the Bordeaux region of France. It lies on the plateau to the southeast of St Emilion village. In 2012 it was classified in the first rank of the Classification of Saint-Emilion wine as a Premier Grand Cru Classé (A), after having previously been a Premier Grand Cru Classé (B) since 1954.
At the end of the first world war, Ferdinand Bouffard was forced to sell the vineyard to a M.Marzelle, under whose ownership Pavie-Decesse earned the title of Granc Cru Classé in the 1954 Saint-Emilion classification. In 1970, Marzelle died and the Valette family - who already owned Château Pavie- took over the direction of this neighboring property before finally buying it outright in 1990. And in 1997, Gérard Perse acquired Château Pavie-Decesse. Each terroir nevertheless has a well-defined character, and wines from each one are kept entirerly separate.
Pavie-Decesse, whose 3.5 hectares were detached from Pavie in 1885, is unusual in that it is entirely located on the Saint-Emilion limestone plateau. Merlot grows very well on this soil, which also contains clay. The vineyard is well-ventilated and mainly planted with Merlot (90%). The rest consists of Cabernet Franc.
All this different factors produce rich, full-bodied wine. Pavie-Decesse is also quite complex with good tannic structure and excellent ageing potential, typical of the finest wines from the Saint-Emilion plateau. Wine is made there with the same care as at Pavie, on which it borders, and with which it shares a very similar terroir.