Chateau Pavie is a Bordeaux estate in Saint-Emilion known for its Merlot-dominant grand vin. It is one of four chateaux with the Premier Grand Cru Classe A status, the highest classification in Bordeaux's right bank.The 37-hectare (91-acre) Pavie estate sits on a limestone plateau on a site known to have been planted with vines since Roman times. The current property boundaries were heavily influenced by the land purchases of Ferdinand Bouffard in the late 19th century. Bouffard bought a number of vineyards and chateaux, laying the foundations not just for Pavie but several of its neighboring estates, although he continued to manage them as separate entities. In the early 20th century, Chateau Pavie was divided into three: chateaux Pavie Macquin and Pavie Decesse were created from land from the original estate. Pavie remains the largest of the three and is one of the largest estates in Saint-Emilion.