Château Pape Clément is a Bordeaux wine from the Pessac-Léognan appellation, ranked among the Crus Classés for red wine in the Classification of Graves wine of 1959. It is the oldest wine estate in Bordeaux, harvesting its 700th vintage in 2006. The winery and vineyards are located in the commune of Pessac, south-west of the city of Bordeaux. When the estate was omitted from the initial Graves classification of 1953 it caused some controversy.
Planted in 1300, the estate is the oldest planted vineyard in the region, when it was presented to Bertrand de Goth upon his appointment as archbishop of Bordeaux, by his brother, Berald. It received its name from Bertrand's papal name, Clement V; on his election in 1306 he gave the estate to his successor as archbishop, Cardinal Arnaud de Canteloup. Bertrand, who would later move the papacy to Avignon near Châteauneuf-du-Pape, planted this original vineyard with red wine grapes. White wine grapes were planted across the river near the town of Lormont. The vineyard remained in the possession of archbishops of Bordeaux until the Revolution, when it was nationalised and sold as a bien national.
Rafael Leão | Apr 19, 2018
Winery tour is quite interesting. It's rather short but very informative. There's some wine tasting in the end. Reservations are recommended.
Marina Martins Leal | Mar 9, 2018
Amazing place!! It's so beautiful the care with the wine and the castle is also a hotel!! Unforgettable experience to visit the castle and see the whole process of making wine.
Mina Polos | Mar 8, 2018
I can’t recommend touring this winery enough. The guides are through entertaining and very informative. It’s a beautiful winery with lots of history.
Samuel Schneider | Mar 5, 2018
It's a nice winery. I visited it only for the winery and not as a hotel guest. Nice personal.
JBAT | Feb 12, 2018
A bit commercialized in my view but still great. Tasting was excellent and the guide was very knowledgeable and offered lots of information.
Artys art collectors | May 19, 2018
Always a great pleasure to visit Pape Clément and taste its delicious wines. I had he pleasure to meet with Mr Magrez and nice exchange about art and wine.
João Paulo Bonifácio | May 11, 2018
I went for a wine tasting class and it was great! We were well received e the tour was amazing.
Eric Guido | Jun 12, 2018
Even beyond the iconic wine and Chateaux, Pape Clement is worth visiting to view the collections of art, religious relics and vintage instruments. What an amazing property.
Tarakorn Angpubate | Jun 27, 2018
A historical vineyard. Beautiful, well managed, producing very nice White and red wines.
Nicolas L'Heureux | Aug 2, 2018
Fabulous estate with a long history. We organized a group activity there and everything was great. This is of course an expensive wine so not a cheap place but very close to the city.
Vivian Vuong | Jul 11, 2018
Loved the wine bar. We did a tasting and the staff were very helpful. They spoke English. There was a garden you can walk around with your wine, classes, and more.
Rebecca Reinhart | Jul 30, 2018
The guide here was fantastic! This was such a great and informative visit. I recommend to all
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