Chateau Pavie-Macquin 2009 - Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classe
Great figure of the vineyards of Saint-Emilion to the dawn of the twentieth century, Albert Macquin left an indelible mark on the field that bears his name. It is he who is responsible for the use of the grafted plant, which has eradicated the ravages of phylloxera. Perfectly situated on the plateau of Saint-Emilion, at an altitude of 75 to 100 meters, the vineyard of Pavia Macquin covers 15 hectares in one piece. Its neighbors are famous: Pavia south, west Troplong Mondot. Small children Macquin Albert, now in charge, named Nicolas Thienpont manager of Pavia-Macquin in 1994. It has sought the advice of Stéphane Derenoncourt, who already intervened on the field in recent years. The duo works beautifully. A map of the vineyard was established to distinguish approximately nine soil types, for each of which the methods of viticulture and winemaking have been adapted. Inspired by the principles of biodynamics, they forbid the use of herbicides and are based on the use of biological processes such as compost. Added to this some modern methods, such as micro-oxygenation, which consists of an oxygen supply certain key steps of winemaking. The aromas of the wine is enhanced. The wines, made in new oak barrels to 80% lasts 16 to 20 months. During the ten-year review of the classification of Saint-Emilion, in 2006, Pavie-Macquin reached the rank of 1st Grand Cru Classé B, a privilege it shares with only 12 other wines. Although this classification is currently suspended, fans can not be wrong: Pavie-Macquin produces powerful and aromatic wines. Very harmonious, they release velvety tannins on the palate and offer explosive aromas of black fruit. Voluptuous, perfectly balanced and long aging, they reach their peak within 10 to 12 years depending on the vintage.
|Bottle Size||0.75 L|
|Appellation||Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classe|
|Grapes||70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon|
|When to drink||2015-2029|
2009 is unquestionably a great vintage in the entire Bordeaux vineyard. The sunny climate of the summer and September favored a high concentration of anthocyanins and aromas, a necessary, but not sufficient to qualify as a great vintage. It also requires that the balance between alcohol and acidity is at the rendezvous. Fruit quality has welcomed all observers and actors of this vintage, a tasty and delicate fruit that we find in all the wines that have not been harvested too late, one of the risks of the vintage, which can bring flavors some cooked and heavy. For those who have a just harvested ripe, we find this quality in a remarkable fruit tannins balance / alcohol / acidity that makes them relatively easy to sample young wines that are clearly tailored to the guard. It is therefore not found too far from a year like 2005, but with a less square ""and more open side Another characteristic of this vintage. The fairly general success in all the names and all types of wine either red of course, but also dry white or sweet wines. In the Medoc, the winter was a bit colder than usual but until March, the region benefited from prolonged sunshine, above the average of the last thirty years and conducive to good grape ripening. April was very humid, often stormy May Flowering, quick and even intervened early June. Summer moved, very sunny, without excess. The high water stress and good conditions allowed a perfect and complete maturation. September was ideal, alternating warm days and cool nights. The harvest, the vineyard was perfectly healthy in its great majority. On the right bank, in Saint-Emilion and Pomerol, the same climatic conditions were favorable for a very good year, maybe more responsible alcohol, however for the Merlot. Cabernet franc and sauvignon found a better balance. A Sauternes and Barsac, drought and moderate heat for six consecutive months gave perfectly ripe grapes, very rich in sugars (and alcohol), perhaps even more than 2005. The vegetative phase was of rare quality and cool nights summer preserved acidity and aromatic potential. The botrytis was superb, thanks to the rains of September 19 (without the announced deluges!) And hot and dry next three weeks. Yquem went his last grapes on October 19; as opulent 1990 as intense in 2003, concentrated in 2001 as magical as 1893, 2009 looks great, at least wait ... afterwards. "".