Château Pape Clément White


  • Pape Clément White 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 (Ch. Fombrauge, Ch. La Tour Carnet, Clos Haut Peyraguey...)


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.

Terroir & Vinification

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, Château Pape Clément white 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

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