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Excellent 32.5 ha property dominated by red vine plantings and like Haut-Brion engulfed by the suburbs of Bordeaux. The white varieties account for a mere 2.5 ha with 10% of this being Muscadelle. Both wines are very rich and powerful and the red has real density and grip but remains approachable and harmonious. Best vintages are 2010, 09, 08, 05, 04, 01, 00 and 1996. 2015 looks promising, too. The tiny production of white has an elegant, intense mineral and citrus streak adding to its complexity and all nicely supported by sufficient creamy new oak. Generally very good throughout the 1990s and particularly after 1995 and it has not lost any of its lustre since with 2007, 2011 and 2013 being the best of the recent vintages.

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Red Wine
Area under vines: 60 hectares
Soils: Gravel and limestone
Average age of the vines: 25 years
Planting density: 7000 to 9000 vines/ha
Production: 110 000 bottles a year
Ageing: in 70% new oak barrels for 18 to 20 months
Grape varieties:

  • Cabernet Sauvignon 46%
  • Merlot 49%
  • Cabernet Franc 3%
  • Petit Verdot 2%

White Wine
Area under vines: 3 hectares
Soils: Gravel and limestone
Average age of the vines: 25 years
Planting density: 7000 to 9000 vines/ha
Production: 9500 bottles a year
Ageing: in 70% new oak barrels for 12 months
Grape varieties:
  • Sauvignon 45%
  • Semillon 45%
  • Muscadelle 5%
  • Sauvignon Gris 5%

The Chateau makes two other wines:
  • Le Clémentin du Château de Pape Clément :
    • Area under vines: 57 hectares
    • Average age of the vines: 30 years
      Ageing: in 100% new oak barrels for 18 months
    • Grape varieties:
      • Cabernet Sauvignon 60%
      • Merlot 40%

  • Le Prélat du Château Pape Clément :
    • Ageing: in 50% new oak barrels for 14-16 months
    • Average age of the vines: 20 years
    • Grape varieties:
      • Sauvignon Blanc

    Learn more about Château Pape Clément here


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216 Avenue Docteur Nancel Penard, Pessac, Bordeaux, France
Type Wine
Le Clementin de Pape-Clement Pessac Leognan
Chateau Pape Clement Blanc Pessac Leognan Grand Cru Classe
Chateau Pape Clement Pessac Leognan Grand Cru Classe
Le Clementin Blanc de Pape Clement Pessac-Leognan
Type Wine
Chateau Pape Clement Pessac Leognan Grand Cru Classe - 2012
6x75cl - 1 case(s)
Chateau Pape Clement Pessac Leognan Grand Cru Classe - 2012
6x75cl - 1 case(s)
Chateau Pape Clement Pessac Leognan Grand Cru Classe - 2012
6x75cl - 1 case(s)
Chateau Pape Clement Pessac Leognan Grand Cru Classe - 2014
12x75cl - 30 case(s)
Chateau Pape Clement Pessac Leognan Grand Cru Classe - 2015
12x75cl - 4 case(s)
Chateau Pape Clement Pessac Leognan Grand Cru Classe - 2015
12x75cl - 4 case(s)
Chateau Pape Clement Pessac Leognan Grand Cru Classe - 2009
12x75cl - 1 case(s)
Chateau Pape Clement Pessac Leognan Grand Cru Classe - 1998
12x75cl - 1 case(s)
Type Wine
Type Wine
Chateau Pape Clement Blanc Pessac Leognan Grand Cru Classe - 1985
Chateau Pape Clement Pessac Leognan Grand Cru Classe - 1961
Chateau Pape Clement Blanc Pessac Leognan Grand Cru Classe - 2009
Chateau Pape Clement Blanc Pessac Leognan Grand Cru Classe - 2015
Chateau Pape Clement Blanc Pessac Leognan Grand Cru Classe - 2017
Chateau Pape Clement Pessac Leognan Grand Cru Classe - 2010
Chateau Pape Clement Pessac Leognan Grand Cru Classe - 2015
Chateau Pape Clement Blanc Pessac Leognan Grand Cru Classe - 2007
Chateau Pape Clement Blanc Pessac Leognan Grand Cru Classe - 2012
Chateau Pape Clement Blanc Pessac Leognan Grand Cru Classe - 2016
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