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CHATEAU PAPE CLEMENT BLANC, 2021

PRIMEURS - LIVRAISON 2024

" A serious and refined wine with notes of dried lemon, pineapple, green apple, almond, gunflint and a touch of anise. Bright. Tight structure. Medium to full-bodied. Fresh and seductive. A little more patience. " - James Suckling

CHARACTERISTICS

CLASSIFICATION Grand Cru Classe de Graves
GRAPE VARIETIES 70% of sauvignon blanc, 30% of semillon
2021 VINTAGE Jeanne Lacombe, Operations Manager of Château Pape Clément, speaks about the 2021 vintage " A challenging vintage where skill and precision were required to reveal our exceptional terroir. "
WINEGROWING The winter is warm and humid. The spring was cool and rainy and was marked by frost episodes. The sun at the end of the summer allowed an optimal concentration of the grapes. The 2021 vintage was cooler than normal for the season, so the harvest took place one week later than usual: it started on September 8 and ended on September 23.
WINEMAKING A first sorting is made in the vineyard, then a second sorting on bunches is made followed by an optical sorting on berries. The grapes are put in stainless steel vats and in wooden vats of 25 to 70 hl by gravity for a pre-fermentation maceration at low temperature (8°C). The punching of the cap is done manually, and the maceration lasts 28 days. The wine is run off directly into French oak barrels and foudres. Malolactic fermentation is carried out in barrels, 2/3 of which are new. The wines are aged for 18 months in French oak barrels (90%) and foudres (10%).
BOTTLE SIZE 75 CL

 

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Regular price 154,80 € T.T.C.
Regular price Sale price 154,80 € T.T.C.
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Vineyard Detail
AGRICULTURE Sustainable
GRAPE VARIETIES Red grape varieties : 50% cabernet sauvignon, 47% merlot, 1% cabernet franc, 2% petit verdot white grape varieties : 48% semillon, 44% sauvignon blanc, 5% sauvignon gris, 1% muscdelle
VINEYARD SURFACE AREA 57,2 hectares
ANNUAL PRODUCITON 180,000 bottles
HARVEST Manual
SOIL Pyrenean clayey gravel layer dating from the end of the Pliocene and the ancient Quaternary

 

History and anecdotes
Château Pape Clément is a Grand Cru Classé of Grave since 1959. The history of the vineyard goes back to 1252 and it was called Domaine de la Mothe. It was not until 1306 that the Château changed its name: Bertrand de Goth, then pope under the name of Clement V, gave his name to the property. In 1980, the tycoon Bernard Magrez took over the reins of the property and surrounded himself with Michel Rolland. In 2009, the quality of the white wine is recognized by the critic Robert Parker who gives the perfect score of 100/100.
CHATEAU PAPE CLEMENT

Caracteristics

CHARACTERISTICS

CLASSIFICATION Grand Cru Classe de Graves
GRAPE VARIETIES 70% of sauvignon blanc, 30% of semillon
2021 VINTAGE Jeanne Lacombe, Operations Manager of Château Pape Clément, speaks about the 2021 vintage " A challenging vintage where skill and precision were required to reveal our exceptional terroir. "
WINEGROWING The winter is warm and humid. The spring was cool and rainy and was marked by frost episodes. The sun at the end of the summer allowed an optimal concentration of the grapes. The 2021 vintage was cooler than normal for the season, so the harvest took place one week later than usual: it started on September 8 and ended on September 23.
WINEMAKING A first sorting is made in the vineyard, then a second sorting on bunches is made followed by an optical sorting on berries. The grapes are put in stainless steel vats and in wooden vats of 25 to 70 hl by gravity for a pre-fermentation maceration at low temperature (8°C). The punching of the cap is done manually, and the maceration lasts 28 days. The wine is run off directly into French oak barrels and foudres. Malolactic fermentation is carried out in barrels, 2/3 of which are new. The wines are aged for 18 months in French oak barrels (90%) and foudres (10%).
BOTTLE SIZE 75 CL