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Château Pavie 2010
Saint-Emilion 1er Grand Cru Classé A
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Great name of the Rive droite that we no longer present, the Château Pavie is located on the exposed hillsides to the southeast of the village of Saint-Emilion. It is in the IVth century that appeared the first plantations of vines in the region of Saint-Emilion and more particularly on the slopes of what is today the vineyard of Château Pavie. The Domaine has been owned by Gerard Perse since 1998, who has done everything possible to give it a boost that is, to say the least, Extraordinary, having elevated it to the rank of the most prestigious wines of Bordeaux.
It was in 2012 that the consecration occurred for Château Pavie, when it acceded to the title of First Grand Cru Classé "A" in the Saint-Emilion classification, a position that it retained during the last classification review in September 2022.
The Château Pavie now watches over a 37-hectare vineyard, making it one of the largest properties among the First Classified Growths of Saint-Emilion. The vines are planted on limestone and clay-limestone slopes, with 65% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. The wines are aged for 18 to 32 months in French oak barrels, the proportion of which can vary from 70 to sometimes 100% new wood.
The property produces a Second wine, the Arômes de Pavie, which also benefits from 18 to 24 months of aging in barrels, 50% of which is new wood.
The Château Pavie is renowned for the finesse, complexity and inimitable charm of its wines. Rich fruit and noble tannins give them a vibrant energy.
Critics Château Pavie 2010.
Description Château Pavie 2010.
The 2010 vintage was an exceptional year for the Bordeaux vineyards. The magnificent spring allowed the vines to flower evenly, presaging a quality harvest. In July, a drought set in that lasted until October, while the nights remained cool. This alternation of beautiful conditions allowed the different grape varieties to perfect their maturity and to obtain an exceptional aromatic potential.
Blend of the 2010 vintage: 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon.
The robe is a bewitching dark red color, with magnificent tiled reflections.
The nose is intensely expressive, with notes of jammy black fruits, blueberry and blackcurrant, followed by truffle and peppery spices, and a floral bouquet of dried flowers.
The attack is mellow, revealing a body of great depth, juicy, elegant and held by magnificent tannins. Very complex, it evolves on freshness and ripe fruit until a finish of infinite length and remarkable precision. The signature of a great Château Pavie.
Food and wine pairing:
Château Pavie 2010 will be perfect with roast beef with truffle sauce, a haunch of doe with morels, a rack of lamb confit, a slab of venison with truffles and chestnuts or a salmis of red-legged partridge.
Enjoy it also with pressed and uncooked cheeses: cantal, old mimolette, morbier, saint-nectaire and tomme de Savoie.
It can also be served with chocolate desserts, such as a black forest, Guillaume Mabilleau's Extra Hazelnut Tart or a praline dessert.
Cellaring potential and tasting:
Château Pavie 2010 is a great wine that can wait another 10 years in the cellar, reaching its peak between 2033 and 2036.
However, it can be enjoyed now if it is properly prepared. To do so, take care to place the bottle the night before in the serving room at room temperature and to open it. Otherwise, open and decant the bottle at least 6 to 7 hours before tasting.
The bottles will be kept in the cellar, protected from light, lying down, at an optimal hygrometric degree of 70%.