CHATEAU PAVIE DECESSE
Although Saint-Émilion’s Château Pavie Decesse can trace its roots back to Roman times, it is really only since Gerard Perse, owner of Château Monbousquet, purchased the property that the quality took a massive leap forward. Perse ordered extensive work in the vineyards and winemaking facilities.
Up until 1855, Pavie and Pavie Decesse were one and the same vineyard. Then owner Ferdinand Bouffard separated the vineyards, with both properties ultimately ending up in the hands of the Perse family. The two are, however, very different properties, with their own unique terroir and wine styles. Pavie Decesse is planted in 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, the vine-age averaging 40 years-plus. The wines are lushly opulent and sensually textured, with Gerard Perse stamping his mark and introducing a distinct uplift in quality.
Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux, France
Merlot, Cabernet Franc