Pavie Decesse - Saint-Emilion

Château Pavie Decesse is a 3.7 hectare estate set on clayey limestone soil on the limestone plateau of Saint-Emilion. It is located above the château Pavie with whom the estate shares its terroir as well as its owners. It is a Grand Cru Classé A of Saint-Emilion.

What are the specificities of Château Pavie Decesse?

The Château Pavie Decesse dates back to Roman antiquity as vines were planted on the estate in the 4th century.

Until 1855, the year of the Médoc classification, Pavie and Pavie Decesse were part of the same vineyard. Everything changed when Ferdinand Bouffard, the owner at the time, separated the vineyards and created two new ones. It was then what we know as the Château Pavie Decesse.

In 1970, the Valette family, then led by Jean-Paul Valette, already owner of Chateaux Pavie and Troplong Mondot, took over the management of the vineyard and finally bought it in 1990.

In 1997, Château Pavie Decesse was sold to Gérard Perse and Chantal Perse. Gérard Perse already owns Château Monbousquet.

At the end of the sale, Gérard Perse ordered major work in the vineyards and in all the winemaking facilities.

The vineyard offers in tasting a wine made of:

  • Merlot 90%
  • Cabernet Franc 10%

The estate has old vines with an average age of 40 years. Yields are always kept low to favour the concentration of the wine.

To produce the wine of Château Pavie Decesse, after a period of cold maceration, Château Pavie Decesse is vinified in three temperature-controlled oak vats. The wine is matured in 80% new French oak barrels for 18 to 24 months, depending on the character and quality of the vintage.

Château Pavie Decesse today produces one of the best wines of the right bank perfectly combining opulence, richness and sensuality of textures with minerality, freshness and concentration. Because of its lush style, it is to be drunk young, but develops additional complexity with age. 2000 was the first sublime vintage for this wine during Perse's era.

Best vintages of Château Pavie Decesse are: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2012, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2005, 2003, 2001 and 2000

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