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Chateau Pape Clement

Origins Château Pape Clément owes its name to its most illustrious ow...

Origins
Château Pape Clément owes its name to its most illustrious owner. A man of the cloth born in 1264, Bertrand de Goth became Bishop of Comminges, in the Pyrenees Mountains, at the age of 31; he later became Archbishop of Bordeaux in 1299.

He then received as a gift the property in Pessac, the Vineyard de La Mothe. Taken by a passion for the vine, he continually took part personally in equipping, organizing and managing the domain in accordance with the most modern and rational practices. Nevertheless, on 5 June 1305 the cardinals met in a conclave in Pérouse and appointed him to succeed Pope Benedict XI, who had passed away prematurely after only eleven months of reign. Bertrand de Goth took the name of Clement V.

Supported by Philip IV, it was he who decided in 1309 to move the papal court to Avignon, thus breaking with Rome and its battles of influence. During this same period, the weight of his responsibilities led him to relinquish his property, giving it to the Archbishop of Bordeaux. Henceforward, the vineyard was to be known to posterity under the name of this enlightened pope.

The early period
Management under the clergy brings modernity The grateful Church perpetuated Pope Clement's work. Each archbishop in turn turned to modernity and technical progress, to the point of the wine estate becoming a model vineyard. In addition to especially early harvests, which remain one of its special characteristics, Château Pape Clément is without a doubt the first vineyard in France to align vine stock to facilitate labour.

After the Revolution
At the end of the 18th century, the Archbishop of Bordeaux was dispossessed of his property. The papal vineyard became part of the public domain.

The 20th century
8 June 1937 was a dark day in the vineyard's history, when a violent hailstorm destroyed virtually the entirety of the estate. Two years later, Paul Montagne bought it and gradually brought it back to life. Thanks to his efforts, the vineyard returned to its former rank and stood up to the surge in urbanization. His descendents, Léo Montagne and Bernard Magrez, perpetuate this secular tradition so that Château Pape Clément wines continue to delight the wine-lovers of today and tomorrow.

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    Chateau Pape Clement 2015
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
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    Chateau Pape Clement (Futures Pre-Sale) 2016
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
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    Chateau Pape Clement Blanc 2015
    Bordeaux White Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
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    Chateau Pape Clement 2009
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
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    Chateau Pape Clement 2006
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    Chateau Pape Clement (1.5 Liter Futures Pre-Sale) 2017
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
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    Chateau Pape Clement Blanc (Futures Pre-Sale) 2017
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    Chateau Pape Clement 2001
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    Chateau Pape Clement (1.5 Liter Futures Pre-Sale) 2016
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