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Le Clémentin du Pape Clément

Grand vin de Graves

Le Clémentin du Pape Clément - Grand vin de Graves

Vinification

First sorting in the vineyard. Use of a sorting vibrating table. Transfer into 25-90 hl vats by gravity flow. Low temperature pre-fermentation maceration (8°C ). Manual punching down. 30-35 days maceration. The wine is run off into French oak barrels by gravity flow. Malolactic fermentation in barrels. Aging for 16 months in barrels.

Commentary

Sight: Dark red Smell: Attractive smoked notes Taste: Elegant and refined with a good tannic structure. An intense, refined wine with a rich and broad bouquet, structured tannins and the complexity of its appellation. In the 2008 vintage, the discreet presence of Cabernet franc and Petit verdot can be felt. All are wines for laying down.

Grape variety

50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 47% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc

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Domain
Le Clémentin du Pape Clément

Training the vines

Integrated farming. Traditional Bordeaux cane-training. Leaf and cluster thinning in several passages. Controlled grassing and horse-drawn tilling.

The terroir

Pyrenean gravel dating from the end of the Pliocene and Pleistocene Periods.

Âge de la vigne

30 ans

Appellation

Pessac Léognan

Date de plantation

XIII ième siècle

Wine pairing with food
Le Clémentin du Pape Clément

The suggestion of wine pairing with food

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Cooked meats, seasonal quiches. Red meats, game, dishes in sauce.

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Millésimes & distinctions
Le Clémentin du Pape Clément

2002
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009

2002

  • Guide Hachette des Vins 2006 **
  • International Wine Challenge 2005 Seal of Approval

2004

  • Gault & Millau 18,5/20
  • Guide Parker 2004 ***

2005

  • Gault & Millau 17,5/20
  • Grand Jury Européen 16,63/20
  • Guide Hachette des Vins 2008 **
  • Robert Parker 90/100

2006

  • Wine Spectator 80-84/100

2007

  • Decanter 15/20
  • Gault & Millau 16/20

2008

  • Gault & Millau 15,5/20
  • Robert Parker 88-89/100

2009

  • James Molesworth 91/100
  • Robert Parker 88/100