Burglary at Château Pavie
French police are currently investigating an alleged break-in at Premier Grand Cru Classe A Chateau Pavie in Saint-Emilion. The break-in was reported on Friday 14th April, and it is stated that numerous cases of high end wine were stolen.
The regional newspaper Sud-Ouest states around 30 cases were stolen and the damage caused is understood to be considerable. The theft arises just prior to the annual en primeur barrel tasting that will take place in the last week of April in Bordeaux.
Chateau Pavie is a Bordeaux red wine producer in Saint-Emilion, on the right bank of the Dordogne. It was promoted to the top rank of Premier Grand Cru Classe 'A' in the 2012 Saint-Emilion classification. The main grape in its wine is Merlot, blended with smaller quantities of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.