Château Pape Clement Grand Cru Classe

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Château Pape Clement Grand Cru Classe

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Appellation: Pessac Léognan
Location: Pessac
Area under vines: 54,27 hectares
Grape varieties planted: 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc
Age of the vines: 27 years
Planting density: 7,700 vines per hectare
Soil: Clay gravels dating back to the end of the Pliocene epoch and the Quaternary period.

Vineyard management:
- Parcel based management, grass grown between the grass, ploughing between vine rows
-Integrated pest management, vigor control
-Debudding, removal of side shoots, green harvesting
-Manual harvest in small crates
-Tillage with animal traction
- Hedgerows along the vineyard


Technical Characteristics
Winemaking:

-First sorting in the vineyard, manual harvest in crates
-Manual destemming berry by berry and use of a sorting table
-Transfer into 30-70 hl wooden vats by gravity flow
-Low temperature pre-fermentation maceration
-Manual punching down
-30-40 day maceration
-The wine is run off into French oak barrels by gravity flow
-Aging for 18 months in oak barrels
Average yields: 33 hl per hectare
Bottling: June 2015
Harvest dates: From 30th September to 17th October 2013

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