Chateau du Pavillon Ste.-Croix-du-Mont, 2016

Château du Pavillon, located in the Sainte-Croix-du-Mont appellation (in the Entre-deux-Mers Bordelais), is owned by Vivianne Fertal who also owns the Château des Roques in Loupiac. The château, built in the 18th century, is located in the higher area of the appellation, overlooking the Sainte-Croix-du-Mont vineyard and the banks of the Garonne. It produces wines with a lot of fruit and liveliness, which is relatively rare in this region where wines are marked by excessive opulence.