Standing at a distance of less than one kilometre from Saint-Emilion’s legendary steeple, at the well-known “foot of the hill”, Château Angélus is the work of passion that has been inscribed in history for the past eight generations by the de Boüard de Laforest family.
Here, at Château Angélus, located at the centre of a natural amphitheatre where sound is amplified, a small plot of very old vines from which vine growers were able to hear the Angélus being rung simultaneously by the three local churches was the place that gave its name to this property. Over the centuries, at seven in the morning, at noon and at seven in the evening the Angelus rang out, setting a rhythm to the days. It was at these moments, in fields and villages that men and women stopped their work to pray.
The bell on the label of Château Angélus symbolises this origin and these moments of reverence.
Acknowledged worldwide as one of the flagships of Saint-Emilion, Château Angélus conveys all the commitment and attachment of a family and team whose goal is excellence, to heighten the fundamental nature of a terroir. At Château Angélus, in the vineyard and in the winery, respect for traditional methods is combined with unceasing technical progress to bring each harvest, each vintage to its very highest level of perfection.
This constant reconsideration of methods and techniques, always for the benefit of the terroir or typical characteristics of the Château’s wines, has enabled this estate to be promoted to First Great Classified Growth “A” in September 2012, thus joining Châteaux Ausone and Cheval Blanc.
The Angélus style is the alliance between an audacious grape variety and an outstanding terroir.
It is that unique character that comes from the south-facing slope of Saint Emilion and the high proportion of Cabernet Franc that is always a joy to find in each vintage, year after year, with its
richness, density, unctuosity, elegance, pedigree, purity and freshness.
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