Pessac-Léognan

Pessac-léognan is a French wine with a registered designation of origin produced around Pessac and Léognan in the Graves vineyard, one of the subdivisions of the Bordeaux vineyard. Its production area is located immediately south of Bordeaux.

The Pessac-Leognan appellation has 16 Graves Classified Growths: seven in red wine, three in white wine and six in red and white. Château Haut-Brion, the only first classified growth of 1855 not from the Médoc, is today the leader of the 68 châteaux and estates.

Due to its location around the city of Bordeaux, the appellation's vineyards have been greatly reduced over the past hundred years by urbanisation, which has forced it to fight every day to preserve its high value wine-producing terroirs. The AOC pessac-léognan has for fifteen years, thanks to the dynamism of its producers, extended its cultivated area from 500 hectares in 1975 to 1,600 hectares today.

The appellation covers ten communes: Cadaujac, Canéjan, Gradignan, Léognan, Martillac, Mérignac, Pessac, Saint-Médard-d'Eyrans, Talence and Villenave-d'Ornon.

Surface area: 1,600 hectares

Soils: Pyrenean gravel.

Grape varieties :

pessac-léognan red wine: a blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot and cabernet franc; the carmenère, côt (malbec) and petit verdot are also authorised by the specifications of the appellation;

pessac-léognan white wine: sauvignon sometimes associated with sémillon; muscadelle and sauvignon gris are also authorised.

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Château Pape Clément

Bernard Magrez en a fait une référence incontournable

Château Pape Clément doit son nom à l’homme d’église Bertrand de Goth né en 1264. Archevêque de Bordeaux en 1299, Bertrand de Goth reçoit en cadeau une propriété à Pessac qui deviendra Château Pape Clément. En 1305, l’archevêque devient pape et choisit le nom de Clément V. Il est à l’initiative de l’installation pontificale en Avignon. Après une gestion de l’Église et une succession de propriétaires, Bernard Magrez qui est le descendant de l’un d’eux, est détenteur de Château Pape Clément. Avec son complice Michel Rolland, ils ont réussi depuis 25 ans à faire de ce cru classé une référence en la matière.  En rouge, Pape Clément est comparable aux plus grands.

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