Pavie Macquin is a property admirably situated
on the top of the plateau of Saint Emilion. The realisation of
the enormous quality of the property, as well as the will-power
to produce a wine worthy of the terroir, began with the arrival
of Maryse Barre in 1986. With great energy and determination,
Madame Barre contributed hugely to the renaissance of the property.
Her work is carried on by Nicolas Thienpont, who arrived at the
end of 1994, accompanied by Stéphane Derenoncourt, already
present at the chateau since 1990. They found, in Pavie Macquin,
the ideal birthplace for a method of production that has since
been proven the world over.
This research and this contemplation of a viticulture and vinification
based on respect for natural law and a dynamic tradition have
made Pavie Macquin a virtual laboratory. It is not a question
of creating a new wine but simply of revealing the terroir and
unveiling the qualities that were hitherto hidden. In one phrase,
it meant revealing the hidden beauty of this ‘Cinderella’.
On the occasion of the reclassification of the Saint Emilion
chateaux (in September 2006), Chateau Pavie Macquin was promoted
to the prestigious level of Premier Grand Cru Classé.