Near Bordeaux, discover the 7 centuries of history of a mythical Grand Cru Classé of the Graves surrounded by vines and a sumptuous garden.
A unique castle whose first grape harvest took place in 1252.
AN EXCEPTIONAL TERROIR
The estate of Château Pape Clément is part of the Pessac-Léognan appellation situated in the Graves viticultural area.
Based on a soil with exceptional components, the 60 hectares of this vineyard are devoted to the meeting of passion and work.
The Château terroir is situated on the oldest of the alluvial terraces, called the “Pyrenean gravel layer”. The originality of the Pape Clément site lies in the presence of a thin film of more recent Garonne gravel, deposited a million and a half years ago.
The diversity of the terroir of Pape Clément allows for the ripening of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot for the production of our red wine and Sauvignon Blanc, Sauvignon Gris, Sémillon and Muscadelle for the production of our white wine.
Through its history, its character and its rooting in the terroir, the Château has developed a tradition making it possible to achieve excellence. This is the central point of the vineyard management as well as the major choices that have been made. Manual work in the vineyard, Guyot-Poussard pruning, animal traction, manual destemming, natural fermentation (indigenous yeasts), vinification in terracotta jars are some of the ancestral practices that let us reflect the best of our terroir.
Nevertheless, in order to continuously improve our practices to achieve excellence, innovation is a real driving force. The drone, the Green-Seeker, genodics, electric tractors, eco-confined spraying, self-steering tractors allow us to reconcile progress in technical, agronomic and environmental matters, and above all in quality. Investments have been made and the Château has been equipped with the most precise tools available to ensure the excellence of our practices.