This estate was founded by Albert Macquin (1852-1911) who studied viticulture at Paris-Grignon and Montpellier, and become a specialist in grafting and root stocks. Saint-Émilion can be grateful to him for introducing grafted vines, which saved the vineyards from ruin by phylloxera in the late 19th century.
Owned by the Corre-Macquin family, the vineyard has a prime location atop the Saint-Émilion plateau above the limestone ledge at the foot of the slope. Facing westward, opposite the medieval town, Pavie Maquin overlooks the small Fongaban Valley.
The clay-limestone soil provides superb natural drainage and regular water supply. The high concentration of clay results in generous, powerful, and fresh wines. One of Saint-Émilion’s flagship estates, Pavie Macquin combines traditional methods in the vineyard and cellar as well as a selection of modern techniques.
Les Chênes de Macquin, Generosity and typicity
Les Chênes (‘the oaks’) come from the trees planted as ornaments and emblems of the cru along the edge of the plateau. Selection is a major part of the quest for excellence: at Pavie Macquin, vineyards are cultivated and harvested in small increments when each vine is perfectly ripe, followed by aging of several plots. This mosaic of wines, vinified and aged separately, is used to create two final wines: the first is Château Pavie Macquin, and the second Les Chênes de Macquin. In each vintage, the generosity and the typicity of the site are expressed.
Second wine: Les Chênes de Macquin
Area Under Vine:
|Clay-limestone plateau on an asteriated limestone subsoil
|84% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc, 2% Cabernet Sauvignon
|16 to 20 months in barrels- New barrels: 60%
|Les Chênes de Macquin
|Château Pavie Macquin
Peygenestau 33330 Saint-Emilion FRANCE
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