Château Pape Clément (White)
WHY BUY IT ?
- Pape Clément Blanc is an exclusive and rare wine: Less than 10,000 bottles each year
- Vinified in Burgundy barrels
- An exceptional terroir forming an elegant and powerful wine
- Very nice notes in the press
- The know-how of Bernard Magrez, the only man with 4 Grands Crus Classés
Château Pape Clément, located in Pessac, near Bordeaux, owes its historical name to its most famous owner: Pope Clement V. It is one of the oldest Grands Crus in Bordeaux. Its vineyard was established in the 13th century and the first harvest took place in 1252. Château Pape Clément belongs since 1959 to the restricted circle of Grands Crus Classés de Graves. This property is one of the jewels of Bernard MAGREZ’s wide range of vineyards around the world.
The estate of Château Pape Clément belongs to the Pessac-Léognan appellation of origin and, more generally, to the vineyard of gravels. Based on a terroir with exceptional components, the 60 hectares of this vineyard consecrate the gathering of passion and work. Three hectares are thus devoted to the culture of white wine. The grape varieties are 45% Sauvignon Blanc, 45% Sémillon, 5% Muscadelle and 5% Sauvignon Gris. The average age of the vines is 30 years old.
Each parcel, each foot, each bay is cherished then transformed according to strict rules and in the respect of a reasoned culture. Size and stripping of a rare requirement, and vinification according to the strictest rules, everything is done so that the nature expresses what its best. The harvest is manual by successive sorting, in small crates with sorting in the vineyard.
At the tasting, the white wine of Pape Clément offers wonderful exotic aromas tinted with musk, displaying a nice boldness and elegance worthy of the greatest white wines of Bordeaux.
L’Equipe du Château
- Owner: Bernard MAGREZ
- Director of Operations : Patrice HATEAU
- Œnologist : Michel ROLLAND
- Head of culture : Frédéric FOURNIER
Other wines of the property
Château Pape Clément (Red)
The Château Pape Clément, located in Pessac, at the gates of Bordeaux, owes its name and its history to its most famous owner: Pope Clement V. It is one of the oldest Grands Crus of Bordeaux. Its vineyard was established...Wine details
The history of Fombrauge is linked to 3 families, the Canolle, the Dumas, and the Taffard. It is in 1466 that Jacques de Canolle, first Lord of Fombrauge, buys the property. Dumas de Fombrauge puts into practice, often empirically, very...Wine details
Château Magrez Fombrauge
The Château Magrez Fombrauge is located on the archaeological site of Niord, dating from the fifth century BC and on a found remains including a skeleton remarkably preserved of more than 2500 years old. This skeleton is exposed to Château...Wine details