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Château Pape Clément 2022

Bordeaux - Pessac-Léognan - Château Pape Clément
$233.77

Format et conditionnement

En-primeur wine 2022, delivery 1st half 2025
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Stored in air-conditioned cellar
Stored in air-conditioned cellar
Data sheets
Grape varieties
Merlot 60%
Cabernet Sauvignon 40%
Château Pape Clément

Château Pape Clément

The Château Pape Clément is one of the oldest properties in the Bordeaux vineyard, with seven centuries of history and born of the passion of a pope. It was at the end of the 13th century that Bertrand de Goth received from his brother Bréaud de Goth, as a gift for his appointment as archbishop of Bordeaux, a property located in Pessac planted with vines. 

Bertrand de Goth was elected Pope in 1305 and took the name Clement V. He renamed his Domaine Pope Clement. 

Grand Cru Classé in red in the 1953 Graves classification, Domaine has belonged to Bordeaux businessman Bernard Magrez since 1983. With determination and passion, he has led Pape Clément into the sphere of the greatest Bordeaux wines. Respect for the environment, the use of drones to follow the evolution of the vines, made-to-measure vinification, from the vine to the cellar nothing is left to chance to ensure that the potential of this exceptional terroir is expressed.

Le Château Pape Clément is a 63-hectare vineyard planted on an exceptional hilltop of Pyrenean gravel. 

- The red grape varieties are 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc. The grand vin is aged for 16 to 18 months in French oak barrels, 70% of which are new. Clémentin de Pape Clément is the Second red wine.

 - The white grape varieties are 74% Sauvignon blanc, 22% Sémillon, 3% Sauvignon gris and 1% Muscadelle. The... See more ...

Critics Château Pape Clément 2022.

James Suckling
98/100
Jancis Robinson
16/20
Decanter
95/100
Wine Advocate - Y. Castaing
94/100
Wine Cellar Insider - J. Leve
98/100
Wine Independent - L. Perrotti
97/100
Markus Del Monego
95/100
Jeb Dunnuck
98/100
Alexandre Ma
97/100
Inside Bordeaux - J. Anson
95/100
WeinWisser
95/100
Le Figaro
97/100
Bettane & Desseauve
97/100

Description Château Pape Clément 2022.

The 2022 vintage: a window to the future.

Will the 2022 vintage be remembered as an indication of what is in store for Bordeaux in the years to come? With 22 days of frost, the winter of 2022 was the coldest of this decade.

The winter season ended in April with frost, while budburst occurred only three days earlier than usual, following a milder spell during the last week of March.

Exceptionally warm and dry weather then set in prematurely for the season.

Summer was marked by three successive heatwaves, with temperatures neighbouring 40 °C no fewer than 26 times, and a water deficit reaching 130 mm – a record for the Bordeaux region.

Storm rainfall from 20 to 30 June proved to be crucial for the growing season, allowing the vines to start their ripening process without any major water stress on the terroirs.

Maturation continued throughout the month of August in high, yet not extreme temperatures, leading to an early harvest of grapes that had reached exceptional levels of ripeness, and displayed remarkable aromatic freshness.

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