Having spent the first half of his life build?ing up his luxury wine and spirits empire, French wine magnate Bernard Magrez then poured his energies into the high-end wine market. His first move was to acquire Grands Crus such as Pape Clement, Fom?brauge, and La Tour Carnet, later creating his own wines and buying up unknown properties. With advice from enologist Michel Rolland, Magrez went mainly for small vineyards in leading terroirs in Bor?deaux (such as Saint-Seurin de Cadourne for the Magrez-Tivoli) as well as the Languedoc- Roussillon and abroad (espe?cially in Spain). The wines are made in a very powerful style and lavishly barrel?aged-a bit short on freshness at times, but often with unbelievably refined tan?nins and real character. The best of the bunch just need one to three years' bottle aging to show their stuff.
Chateau Pape Clement 216, avenue du Docteur Nancel Penard 33600 Pessac
歌海娜是在法国拥有第二大种植面积的葡萄品种，为94,240公顷，仅次于梅洛（Merlot）。因其喜热的特性，大多数歌海娜都种植在法国南部的沃克吕兹省（Vaucluse），那里是南罗纳河谷（Rhone Valley）葡萄酒的集中产地。该地最具代表性的歌海娜葡萄酒产区就是教皇新堡（Chateauneuf du Pape）。在该产区较为干旱的葡萄园里，歌海娜的果实小而皮厚，酿造出来的酒颜色深浓，年轻时单宁感很强，带有草本和香料风味，酒精度高，有着成熟的甜美感。而在德龙省（Drome）北部地区，歌海娜葡萄酒则会更轻盈，更少甜美感；在普罗旺斯（Provence）的东南部，歌海娜常用于酿造草本风味的干型桃红葡萄酒；在加尔省（Gard），歌海娜也用来酿造大量的桃红葡萄酒，也许是因为当地降雨较多，这里的葡萄酒口感更为多汁润滑。