A terroir of character
The soils are all limestone-clay and express different aspects of the terroir through the vine, depending on the strength of the clay, and above all on their proximity to the asteriated limestone layer at a depth of between 20cm and 150cm. Pavie Macquin is the combination of power and minerality.
The late-ripening character of the Pavie-Macquin terroir is a result of the position of its vineyard on the limestone plateau with strong clay. The significant water-retention capacity of the clay mean that it heats up slowly and budding takes more time, with the location on the plateau reinforcing this phenomenon.
The quality of the clay and the limestone slab’s exceptional water regulation counterbalance the “poor character” of this vineyard to create a genuine “terroir of character” which we like to describe as Cistercian !