Château Pape-Clément: Vineyards

Château Pape-Clément is located very close to the Rocade, the Bordeaux ring road, and is surrounded by suburban housing on all sides. This is an island of viticulture, isolated within a sea of barking dogs and twitching net curtains. The vineyards account for 32.8 hectares of the Pessac-Léognan appellation, and run very roughly on an east-west axis, the château itself about halfway along, on the northern side, overlooking the Avenue Paul Montagne. Just directly to the north, secreted between bungalows and garages, are a few other plots of vines, although I do not believe they are part of the Château Pape-Clément estate. And about 2 kilometres in the same direction lies Château Pique-Caillou, and a similar distance to the east is Château Haut-Brion, Château La Mission Haut-Brion and Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion.

Château Pape-Clément

There are three distinct terroirs across the estate. In general the soils are typical of the region, with classic Pessac-Léognan gravels lying over a limestone bedrock which originated in the Oligocene and Miocene eras.

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