Château Clément Pichon
WHY BUY IT ?
- Probably one of the best Quality and Image / Price ratio of the entire Left Bank.
- Château Clément Pichon has regained its luster, both for the quality of its wines and for the stunning beauty of the Château, the park and the fountains that surround it.
- His international fame follows that of his consulting oenologist: Michel ROLLAND
- A fantastic name
- The constant progress for more than 5 vintages makes it one of the 3 best references of this appellation.
- Because of its soil, the grape variety is mostly Merlot, resulting in gourmet wines that, while keeping a lot of elegance and potential of guard, open rather quickly.
- A controlled distribution
- Exemplary regularity, vintage after vintage
Located at the gates of Bordeaux in the Parempuyre town, the history of Château Clément-Pichon dates back to the 14th century. From 1601 to 1880, the Château belongs to the Pichon family, many of whom played an important role in the history of Bordeaux. During this period, the area goes up to 1000 hectares. The story also relates the passage of Louis XIV twice on these lands, in 1659 and in 1660 to perform hunting parties. The Castle, suffered a fire and is totally rebuilt after that. It is the architect Michel Louis Garros who built this “architectural curiosity” of Renaissance inspiration in the manner of Chenonceaux. The estate was upgraded to Cru Bourgeois Supérieur when the 1932 classification was revised in June 2003. Following its acquisition, Mr. Fayat will replant, on a parcel-by-plot basis, the 25 hectares currently in production. Also owned by Château La Dominique, the Fayat family brings its passion to this Haut-Médoc vineyard.
The Château Clément Pichon terroir, planted with 62% Merlot, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc, is harvested in traditional culture. The advice and the care provided by the talented Michel Rolland gives birth here to a remarkable vintage despite the youth of its vines. The vat is composed of thermo-regulated stainless vats, the vinification is traditional. The installation of thermo-regulated stainless steel vats allows a partial vinification, the aging then takes place in oak barrels, half new, for 12 months.
At the tasting, Château Clément-Pichon offers a fruity, light and elegant wine that you can already drink or keep in a cellar for a few years.
- Owner: FAYAT Family
- General Manager: Gwendeline LUCAS
- Technical Director of Fayat Vineyards: Yann MONTIES
- Operations Manager: Mariano CASTRENO