Château Paveil de Luze
Margaux, Médoc, Bordeaux
The Château de Luze Paveil is one of the oldest properties in the Médoc with successive generations having owned and managed the property since the nineteenth century. Penetrate the heart of a true family saga with different characters have left their mark and their passion that property.
The vineyards of Paveil date to the 17th century. In 1862 Baron Alfred de Luze bought the 120 hectares and promoted the wines around the world, especially the United States, where his brother, Louis-Philippe was responsible for its distribution.The harsh winter of 1956 destroyed much of the vineyard so in 1960, Baron Geoffroy de Luze, began restoration of the vines.
The wine is made traditionally with Cabernet Sauvignon representing 65%, Merlot 30% and Cabernet Franc 5%. A modern winery was in place for the 2005 vintage and the most up-to-date winemaking techniques adopted. The wines spends 12 months in French oak (30% new) and then are bottled aged in four cellars that date to the 17th century.
Paveil de Luze is one of the best value Margaux's available - the wine is a a dark, ruby/garnet colour with complex red/dark fruits and a silky, long finish.