The terroir here features quality clay-limestonesoil, excellent sun exposure, slope vineyard with fine natural drainage, excellent water retention thanks to the limestone subsoil etc. All of this factors give both estates tremendous wine-producing potential. Furthermore, the white clay soil stores warmth remarkably well, contributing to early ripening.
The Sainte Colombe plateau, the highest point in the Côtes de Castillon, is an extension of the Saint Emilion limestone plateau, and shares the same essential characteristics.
Clos Lunelles is just a few kilometers (as the crow flies) from Château Pavie.