Château Pavie Macquin is located in Saint-Émilion. Planted between three Premiers Grands Cru Classé, Château Pavie-Macquin is made up of a single portion of land on the large limestone plateau of Saint-Émilion. The 15-hectare vineyard is planted mainly with Merlot, with smaller quantities of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.
Today the winery produces elegant quality wines, very concentrated and structured, characterized by mineral notes. Renowned winemaker Stéphane Derenoncourt joined the team in 1990, working ever since as consultant winemaker at the Château. Together, Nicholas and Stéphane have developed a high quality viticultural procedure which has elevated the Château's wine to the prestigious rank of Premier Grand Cru Classé. With minimal cellaring the Grand Vin, Pavie-Macquin, is an opulent and structured red with well-integrated notes of wood and spicy fruit.
Today, the château is still owned by descendants of the Macquin family and its vineyard benefits from its exceptional location. Its wines, dominated by Merlot, are generous and full-bodied. on the highest plateau of the Grand Cru Classé of Saint-Émilion, with a clayey-limestone soil grafted on limestone and starfish, which allows excellent water drainage, an extraordinarily important agronomic factor for the health and proper development of the vine.
Château Pavie Macquin was founded in the 19th century by Albert Macquin, who introduced grafted plants to France in order to save the country's vineyards from destruction caused by phylloxera. Today at the head of the estate we find Albert's grandchildren, Benoit, Bruno and Marie. Since 1994, the management of the vineyards and cellar has been entrusted to Nicolas Thienpont.
In recent years the vineyards have undergone a conversion to biodynamic agriculture; balance and excellence are in fact the objectives that Château Pavie Macquin pursues in the creation of each label, characteristics that are truly achievable only through care and respect for the territory and for nature.