Address: Château Pavie-Macquin 33330 Saint-Emilion France
Telephone: +33 (0)5 57 24 74 23
Visits: By appointment only
Details: 1er Grand Cru Classé B, Saint-Emilion, 15ha, clay-limestone
Vineyards: Merlot Noir 70%, Cabernet Franc 25%, Cabernet Sauvignon 5%.
The real impetus behind Château Pavie-Macquin was Albert Macquin, who acquired the land from Bordeaux négociant Ferdinand Bouffard in the mid-1800s when it formed part of Bouffard’s vast ‘Pavie’ estate. He was a dedicated winemaker, and remains something of a hero in Saint-Emilion – his unique and innovative approach to grafting helped save the region from devastation during the phylloxera epidemic. Macquin’s direct descendants, the Corre family, are the present-day owners.