Château Pape Clément
Fewgreat wines can boast seven centuries of history and trace their origins back to a pope. Elected supreme pontiff during the reign of King Philip “Le Bel” in 1305, Clement V gave his name to Château Pape Clément.
The present owner does his utmost to perpetuate the ancient tradition of quality. Among other innovations, this was the first estate in Bordeaux to destem the entire crop by hand. The grapes are transported by gravity flow into small oak fermentation vats adapted to the yield of each plot. The entire winemaking process is conducted with minute attention to detail. Combining traditional and state-of-the-art techniques, Pape Clément is made according to the highest standards.
Everything is done in the vineyard to let the terroir express itself fully. As part of an environmentally-friendly approach, chemical weed killers have been abandoned in favour of ploughing.