WineAccess Travel Log
Read stories from the world's greatest wine trails.
The vineyard, which covers 32.5 hectares, is composed primarily of gravel and clay soils with some sand. Cabernet Sauvignon is planted on the gravel, while Merlot is reserved for the clay. These two varieties cover most of the vineyard--30 hectares--and are planted at 60% and 40% respectively. The small white vineyard is planted to 45% Sauvignon Blanc, 45% Semillón and 10% Muscadelle. The wines here are dense and full, typically characterized by notes of raspberry, gravel and exotic woodsmoke.
Chateau Pape Clement is the Grand Vin, of which 7000 cases of red and as few as 350 of white wine are produced each year. Le Clementin du Pape Clement and Le Prelat du Pape Clement are the second wines.