Located at the gates of Bordeaux, Château Pape Clément is one of the oldest wine-growing properties in the region, with a first harvest that took place in 1252. Château Pape Clément owes its name to Pope Clement V, who managed the vineyard before giving it to the Archbishop of Bordeaux. The vineyard is therefore sometimes nicknamed "Pope Clement's Vines". In 1983, Bernard Magrez, a tireless builder and composer of rare wines, purchased the property. Bernard Magrez, who now owns 4 Grands Crus Classés in Bordeaux, invested all of his energy and passion, elevating Château Pape Clément to the highest level of Bordeaux Grands Crus. In 2009, Château Pape Clément was rewarded for its quality by a 100/100 score from American critic Robert Parker.
Clémentin de Pape Clément white is a Pessac-Léognan wine made from a vineyard planted on Pyrenean clay gravel soils.
Vinification and ageing
After filling the pneumatic press, which is entirely manual, the grapes are pressed whole. The juice from the press is run off into barrels by gravity flow. Settling and vinification in barrels. Aged for 15 months on fine lees in barrels (55% new, 35% second fill) and 10% in concrete eggs.
The 2014 Clémentin de Pape Clément wine is made from Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Muscadelle.