Clement pichon summary

Chateau Clement Pichon

Nestled in the esteemed Haut-Médoc region of Bordeaux, Château Clément Pichon is an exceptional Cru Bourgeois estate that embodies the essence of its terroir. The vineyards, spread across the rolling hills, benefit from the region's unique microclimate, characterized by maritime influences and gravelly soils.

Clement pichon history


Located at the gates of Bordeaux in the Parempuyre town, the history of Château Clément-Pichon dates back to the 14th century. From 1601 to 1880, the Château belongs to the Pichon family, many of whom played an important role in the history of Bordeaux. During this period, the area goes up to 1000 hectares. The story also relates the passage of Louis XIV twice on these lands, in 1659 and in 1660 to perform hunting parties.
Unfortunately, the castle suffered a fire and is totally rebuilt after that. It is the architect Michel Louis Garros who built this “architectural curiosity” of Renaissance inspiration in the manner of Chenonceaux. The estate was upgraded to Cru Bourgeois Supérieur when the 1932 classification was revised in June 2003. Following its acquisition, Mr. Fayat will replant, on a parcel-by-plot basis, the 25 hectares currently in production. Also owned by Château La Dominique, the Fayat family brings its passion to this Haut-Médoc vineyard.

Clement pichon terroir


The 40 hectare Left Bank vineyard of Chateau Clement Pichon is planted to 85% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Cabernet Franc. This shows a marked increase in the amount of Merlot planted in the vineyard and a decrease in both the Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. The vines are close to 30 years of age.

On average, the vines are planted to a density of 6,900 vines per hectare. However, newer plants show an increase in the vine density, as they are between 7,000 and 8,000 vines per hectare. The vineyard has a terroir of gravel, sand, and clay-based soils. Picking is done by a combination of machine harvesting and by hand.

Clement pichon savoir faire


In the cellar, Château Clément Pichon employs traditional winemaking techniques to craft wines of distinction. The handpicked grapes undergo fermentation in stainless steel tanks, allowing for precise temperature control and gentle extraction of flavors. The wines are then aged in French oak barrels, where they develop complexity and refine their tannic structure.

Château Clément Pichon takes pride in the vegetal characteristics that define its wines. The meticulous blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and other traditional Bordeaux varieties results in wines that exhibit rich aromas of black fruits, cassis, and hints of herbs. These vegetal nuances lend complexity and contribute to the overall balance and harmony of the wines.