Chateau Pavie-Macquin

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About This Vineyard

Pavie Macquin is an organic property extremely well situated on the top of the plateau of Saint Emilion. The vineyard sits at an altitude of between 75 and 100 metres at its highest point. A single tenant, its neighbour to the west is Troplong Mondot with Chateau Pavie (1er Grand Cru Classe) to the south, while to the north lies Trottevieille (1er G.C.C.). We find ourselves, therefore, in very good company, in a sector of particularly high quality.

The realisation of the enormous quality of the property, as well as the will-power to produce a wine worthy of the terroir, began with the arrival of Maryse Barre in 1986. With great energy and determination, Maryse contributed hugely to the renaissance of the property. Her work is now carried on by Nicolas Thienpont, who arrived at the end of 1994, accompanied by Stéphane Derenoncourt, already present at the chateau since 1990. They found, in Pavie Macquin, the ideal birthplace for a method of organic production that has since been proven the world over. This research and this contemplation of a viticulture and vinification based on respect for natural law and a dynamic tradition have made Pavie Macquin a virtual laboratory.

It is not a question of creating a new wine but simply of revealing the terroir and unveiling the qualities that were hitherto hidden. In one phrase, it meant revealing the hidden beauty of this ‘Cinderella’. On the occasion of the reclassification of the Saint Emilion chateaux in September 2006, Chateau Pavie Macquin was promoted to the prestigious level of Premier Grand Cru Classé.


St Emilion

33 (0)5 57 24 74 23
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