The wines of Château Pape Clément 

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CHÂTEAU PAPE CLÉMENT

Grand Cru Classé de Graves

Red

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CHÂTEAU PAPE CLÉMENT

Grand Vin de Graves

White

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CLÉMENTIN

Grand Vin de Graves

Red

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CLÉMENTIN

Grand Vin de Graves

White

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The Soul of Pope Clement

Graves wine

Red

The Soul of Pope Clement

Graves wine

White

Château Pape Clement Rouge

Grand Cru Classé of Graves

“With their smoky and spicy bouquet, the red wines are of an admirable quality and a very characteristic softness. The wine is both concentrated, fine and harmonious, with an aromatic palette as wide as it is precise. The depth and length in the mouth are exceptional. Quality of the terroir, sustained efforts and dynamism have borne fruit bringing Pape Clément to a level very close to that of the premiers crus.” - Figaro Vin
 

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VINEYARD MANAGEMENT

- Parcel based management
- Grass grown between the grass, ploughing between vine rows
- Integrated pest management, vigor control
- Debudding, removal of side shoots, green harvesting
- Manual harvest in small crates
- Tillage with animal traction
- Terra Vitis Label and HVE3 Label (high environmental value 3th level )
 

WINEMAKING
 

- First sorting in the vineyard, manual harvest in crates
- Manual destemming berry by berry and use of a sorting table
- Transfer into 30-70 hl wooden vats by gravity flow
- Low temperature pre-fermentation maceration
- Manual punching down
- 30-40 day maceration
- The wine is run off into French oak barrels by gravity flow
- Malolactic fermentation in oak barrels
- Aging for 18 months in oak barrels

 


BLEND

 

56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc.

Chateau Pape Clement Blanc

Great Wine from Graves

“Among the best dry whites of Bordeaux and of Pessac Léognan, this wine combines richness, concentration and finesse. Like for the reds, the aromatic palette is both precise and full, with notes of citrus, green fruit, minerality and fine oak. On the palate, the concentration and length are exceptional.  Its potential for long ageing should be used to draw out all its quintessence.”  - Figaro Vin

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VINEYARD MANAGEMENT
 

- Parcel based management
- Natural grass growing, oxen and horse-drawn ploughing between vine rows
- Integrated pest management
- Debudding, removal of side shoots, green harvesting
- Manual harvest in 2 passes
- Terra Vitis Label and HVE3 Label (high environmental value 3th level )

 

WINEMAKING

- Manual filling into the pneumatic press
- Pressing of the whole berries with slow pressure without crumbling, under inert atmosphere to protect the aromas
- Run off of the juice into oak barrels by gravity flow
- Settling and fermentation in French oak barrels
- Aging on the lees, stirring of the lees
- 15% of the wine is aged in a state-of-the-art egg-shaped concrete tank
- Aging for 16 months in oak barrels

 

BLEND

 

50% Sauvignon blanc, 40% Sémillon, 10% Sauvignon gris.

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Clementine Red

Great Wine from Graves

“An intense, refined wine with a wide and rich bouquet, structured tannins and the complexity of its appellation. We note, in the 2008, the discreet presence of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. All the wines age very well.”- Figaro Vin

 
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VINEYARD MANAGEMENT
 

- Parcel based management
- Grass grown between the grass, ploughing between vine rows
- Integrated pest management, vigor control
- Debudding, removal of side shoots, green harvesting
- Manual harvest in small crates
- Tillage with animal traction
- Terra Vitis Label and HVE3 Label (high environmental value 3th level )

 

WINEMAKING
 

- First sorting in the vineyard
- Use of a sorting vibrating table
- Transfer into 25-90 hl vats by gravity flow
- Low temperature pre-fermentation maceration (8°C )
- Manual punching down
- 30-35 days maceration
- The wine is run off into French oak barrels by gravity flow.

- Malolactic fermentation in barrels
- Aging for 16 months in barrels

 

 

BLEND
 

70% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon

Clementin White

Great Wine from Graves

“Produced with the same care and the same methods as the grand vin, Le Clémentin de Pape Clément is one of those second wines which are near-firsts, having acquired a status in their own right, as shown by the tasting notes and the high prices they command.” - Figaro Vin

 

VINEYARD MANAGEMENT

- Parcel based management
- Natural grass growing, oxen and horse-drawn ploughing between vine rows
- Integrated pest management
- Debudding, removal of side shoots, green harvesting
- Manual harvest in 2 passes
- Terra Vitis Label and HVE3 Label (high environmental value 3th level )

 

WINEMAKING

- Manual filling into pneumatic pressing
- Pressing of the entire berries with slow pressure under inert atmosphere
- Running off into oak barrels by gravity flow
- Settling and alcoholic fermentation in French oak barrels
- Aging on fine lees, stirring out of the lees
- Aging for 15 months in 55% new oak barrels, 35% one year-old wine and 10% egg-shaped concrete tanks

BLEND
 

75 % Sauvignon blanc, 20 % Sémillon, 5% Muscadelle.

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The Soul of Pope Clement Rouge

Graves wine

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VINEYARD MANAGEMENT

 

Mechanical harvesting carried out at night to preserve freshness and limit oxidation phenomena, fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats, daily punching down and pumping over, hot post-fermentation maceration to extract a softened tannic structure, running off, separation of free-run juice and press, fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats, aging for 15 months in vats (90%) and in barrels (10%). bottling, control of dissolved oxygen throughout the production process.

 

COMMENT

 

Intense nose of chocolate fresh fruit, cherry, strawberry. The minty freshness also stands out.

On the palate, sweetness is its main asset. The tannins are caressing and the fruity freshness brings a welcome gluttony.

 

BLEND

 

48% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Cabernet Franc

The Soul of Pope Clement Blanc

Graves wine

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VINEYARD MANAGEMENT

Manual harvest and sorting in the vineyard, gentle pneumatic pressing to extract only the finest juices, fermentation in vats (66%) and in barrels of one or two wines of 225 and 400 liters (33%) to preserve the freshness of the wine and its delicacy without too much aromatic mark, aging in these same containers for 6 months, regular stirring, bottling, control of dissolved oxygen throughout the production process. Vinification with the same requirements as a Pessac Léognan Blanc.

COMMENT

Pretty nose of white-fleshed fruits (pear, peach) at first, then a hint of fennel and gunflint are felt. Floral aromas are revealed when opened.

On the palate, freshness and delicacy characterize the wine. The fruity aromas prolong the pleasure.

BLEND

 

75% Semillon, 15% Sauvignon Blanc  9% Sauvignon Gris, 1% Muscadelle

Where to find our wines

Château Pape Clément entrusts the distribution of its wines to Bordeaux merchants, who market them  to   professionals.

You will find our exceptional wines on the most beautiful tables and with the most beautiful cellars in France and in the world.

You can, of course , come and taste them or offer them directly to the property in Pessac.