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Château Pape Clément Blanc 2017

Château Pape Clément Blanc

2017
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The Château Pape Clément Blanc is a Bordeaux white that is especially well-liked by all those who tr...

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Alcohol content

15.5%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2017

Review

The Château Pape Clément Blanc is a Bordeaux white that is especially well-liked by all those who try it. If the Pape Clément red is a constant, always a sure winner, the white is an absolute delight.

After a gentle pressing, the must of the best Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc (primarily) grapes flows by means of gravity through to French oak barrels in which it will ferment and undergo the efforts of battonage. Subsequent ageing takes place, almost entirely, in oak, although a small amount of the wine matures in egg-shaped concrete tanks.

It's a white appearing an intense golden colour with greenish glints, and displays at first a shy nose which soon becomes expressive and reveals citrus hints, with apple and honeysuckle. The oak is discerned but discretely, having subtle vanilla and toasty notes. Some cool spices come through on a full, round palate, with rounded tannins and an intense minerality which stays smooth thanks to a lime acidity. A saline finish.

Fish stew / Grilled red bream / Roasted poultry

  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 8ºC and 10ºC

Château Pape Clément

Château Pape Clément

Château Pape Clément is one of the famous, ancient Bordeaux vineyards. The earliest harvests date back to 1252, although it was Bertrand de Goth who really started proceedings at the château. After being appointed archbishop of Bordeaux in 1299 and receiving the vineyards of La Mothe in Pessac as a gift, he gradually enlarged the estate. When he was elected to succeed Pope Benedict XI in 1305, he chose to be called Clément V, which is the derivation of the château's name. ...