Château Pavie Macquin
It is impossible to talk about the great wines of Saint-Emilion without mentioning Château Pavie Macquin, one of the most complex and seductive. The Domaine was founded by Albert Macquin (1852-1911), a specialist in the study of American rootstocks and the art of grafting. Saint-Emilion and the French vineyard as a whole owes him the use of the grafted plant, which was to save the vineyard ruined by Phylloxera at the end of the 19th century. His great-grandchildren, the Corre-Macquin family, are still at the head of Domaine, and the general manager Nicolas Thienpont works in collaboration with the oenologist Stéphane Derenoncourt. Together, they help make this illustrious terroir shine year after year.
The Château Pavie Macquin would manage to earn a place as the Premier Grand Cru Classé of Saint-Emilion in the 2006 edition, a position it still holds today, a testament to its consistency.
The Château Pavie Macquin watches over a 15-hectare vineyard, ideally located on the highest plateau of Saint-Emilion, part of which overlooks the valley of Fongaban. It is planted on clay-limestone soils, and the grape variety is 84% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon.
One Second wine is produced by the property with equal care and precision, Les Chênes de Macquin.
The Château Pavie Macquin offers wines that prove to be unforgettable. They are fine and generous, where the fruit expression is as bright as it is elegant.