Bordeaux is now deeply immersed in the promotion and early stage of the releases of the 2018 vintage. Amidst all this, Chateau Pavie made the enormously generous gesture of providing the rare opportunity for our private clients to visit the Chateau to experience the brand new vintage at this important stage in its launch onto the market.
Philippe Develay and the Chateau Pavie team hosted an extraordinary day for a select group of Vin-X clients who all owned Pavie wines, providing the very rare opportunity for private individuals to taste the new vintage at this very early stage.
The Chateau team organised a superb day – we were chauffeur driven from Bordeaux to St Emilion to the Perse family owned 2 Michelin*Hostellerie de Plaisance, probably the best restaurant in the Bordeaux region. Located in the heart of St Emilion. with magnificent views over the medieval town to the vineyards, we enjoyed an extremely special lunch hosted by Philippe in their private dining room accompanied with some excellent wines from the Perse family vineyards.
Lunch was spectacular enough, but the highlight of the day was of course the visit to Chateau Pavie, where we were driven around the vineyard and shown the unique terroir which is noted as being the best in St Emilion. Following a walk through the cellars where barrels of the 2017 and 2018 vintages were aligned in perfect rows to the magnificent vinotheque, where a precious archive of Pavie vintages are safely stored.
Finally, we reached the focus of the day in the magnificent tasting room of the Chateau where Elodie led us through a tasting of the 2017 and 2018 vintages, and then finally, unexpectedly, the very special 2012 – the watershed vintage for the estate – the first under its Grand Cru Classe A classification. Suffice it to say – the experience was sublime and a day we will all treasure the memories of.
Ultimately, for our clients, who are all owners of the 2017 vintage – they experienced their wine and the heritage and massive investment in the estate, not only in terms of finance, but time, skill and passion, combined with the unique terroir and history of this amazing Chateau.
Being able to experience the 2012 vintage was a great privilege and our clients received an insight to where their own wines will develop to in time. For many of our owners who bought the 2017 vintage – this was the first step in creating a special vertical linked to one of the very best wine producers in the world and with this in mind we will be securing Chateau Pavie for our clients on release – we will keep you posted.
CHATEAU PAVIE OWNERS – DON’T MISS OUT ON OUR HARVEST VISIT IN SEPTEMBER!