64 Tasting: Bordeaux Wine Tasting with Valentin Pascaud of Chateau Pape Clement Sale
- Regular price €110,00
Join us from 6:30pm on Wednesday, the 8th of November, as 64 Wine is proud to host Valentin Pascaud from Chateau Pape Clement, in a tasting of some magnificent wines from this historic Estate, as well as wines from the other Magrez properties, as we explore the breadth and depth of Bordeaux viticulture at it’s highest level.
Bordeaux. Synonymous with great wine, and a star in the crown of French winemaking, its history goes back to the mid First Century and the Romans, who most likely introduced their vines to make wine for local consumption. Through the trials and tribulations of history, the fall of the Roman Empire, Invasions by the Goths, the Black Death, the Hundred Years War, The French Revolution, Phylloxera Infestation, Two World Wars and more, the winemakers of Bordeaux survived. And not only that, they have thrived, and become the envy and inspiration for generations of winemakers all around the world.
Bordeaux makes wines in all shades and hues; Reds, whites, and sweet wines. The names of communes like Pomerol, St.Emilion, Graves, Medoc, Sauternes, and more beside, grace the menus and fine wine lists of the best restaurants, hotels and private cellars the world over. Desirable, collectable and most importantly delicious, they are highly sought after. And none more so than those of Chateau Pape Clement.
With a history stretching back to the 13th Century, and taking its name from Pope Clement V, who’s brother gifted the vineyards to him, the vineyard was a possession of the Archbishops of Bordeaux till the Revolution and is the oldest named property in Bordeaux. It passed through a series of hands, some like Jean-Baptiste Clerc and Paul Montagne, who oversaw development of the vineyards and its reputation for making great wine, and some who unfortunately neglected this great estate. Ranked among the Cru Classes in the classification of 1959, this helped cement the estate amongst Bordeaux’s greatest.
Today the estate is owned by Bernard Magrez, a visionary name in Bordeaux, who along with Chateau Pape Clement, also own Château La Tour Carnet (Médoc), Château Fombrauge (Saint Emilion) and Clos Haut Peyraguey (Sauternes), making him the only owner of four Grand Cru Classes.