Tasting Note: Aromas of blackberries and fresh mushrooms follow through to a medium body with firm and silky tannins and a fresh finish. Hints of walnuts linger on the finish. Most of the wine comes from Castillon. Delicious now.
Food Matching: Esprit de Pavie is best paired with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised and grilled dishes.
Grape Variety: 65% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Terroir: Esprit de Pavie comes from a great diversity of terroirs situated on the south-facing slopes of the Dordogne valley, which can be characterized by three types of soil: Sandy-gravely foothills, Clay hillsides, Clay-limestone plateau.
Vinification: Alcoholic fermentation begins naturally in temperature controlled tanks. After several weeks of vatting, malolactic fermentation is made in tank.
Ageing: The wines are aged during 15 months in barrels which have already been used once for Château Pavie and Château Monbousquet.
Acidity: 0.44 g/100ml.
Residual sugar: 0.5 g/100ml.