The Château Pape Clément is one of the oldest Grands Crus of Bordeaux. Its vineyard, whose first harvest took place in 1252, was established in the thirteenth century by Bertrand de Got, youngest son of a noble family from the Bordeaux region. The Archbishop of Bordeaux, Bertrand de Got became Pope in 1305, under the name of Clement V. The Château took he’s name and its wine has become an icon.
Since the early 1980s, Bernard Magrez is at the head of the property. The year 1985, marks the definitive return to quality production, boosted by the talents of consultant oenologist Michel Rolland. The new barrel cellars opened in the year 2003, followed in 2007 by the renovation of the vat with oak vats. Bernard Magrez strives to allow the exceptional terroir of Château Pape Clément to continue to evolve through time and express the finesse that made the reputation of his wines. It is in 2009 that these efforts will be rewarded by the legendary rating of 100/100 by the critic Robert Parker for the Château Pape Clément blanc followed by the same grade for the Château Pape Clément rouge the following year. Thanks to hard work, constant questioning, the alliance of tradition and innovation and a remarkable terroir, Château Pape Clément, Grand Cru Classé de Graves continues to amaze wine lovers every year with an exceptional quality.