In the words of Hubert de Boüard de Laforest : « A great wine is a terroir with the person to reveal it, make the best of it and pass it on ». The terroir is that of Château Angélus ...and the person who is now revealing it is his daughter, Stéphanie de Boüard-Rivoal, who continues to incarnate, with dynamism and pride, the ambitions of her elders.
As the eighth generation of the family to direct the property, she puts all her energy into continuing on the path engaged in following the critical decision taken some 15 years ago to convert the entire estate to organic viticulture. With vision and pragmatism, Stéphanie has given herself four to five years before producing her first 100% organic vintage.
This year has seen a quiet evolution in winemaking methods, with the use of two oak foudres, acquired by the Château as a complement to their traditional barrel ageing. A new practice, that offers a greater expression of the remarkable terroir of this Premier Grand Cru Classé A of Saint-Émilion.
Stéphanie never lacks for new challenges, the latest one being gastronomy, which forms a natural counterpart to her viticultural activities. After Le Logis de la Cadène, one of the oldest established restaurants in Saint-Emilion, which rapidly gained a first Michelin star, she continues to develop the family portfolio. Le Gabriel, one of the most emblematic establishments in Bordeaux situated on the prestigious Place de la Bourse, is the latest venue.
The hallmark of Château Angélus 2018: silky, finely-chiselled tannins, marked by glorious freshness.
La signature de Château Angélus 2018 : des tanins soyeux, ciselés, marqués par une fraîcheur éclatante.
Surface : 23,4 hectares
Soils : calcareous-clay, sandy-clay
Grape varieties : 50% Merlot, 47% Cabernet Franc, 3% Cabernet Sauvignon
Vine growing method : integrated farming
Vine density : 6500 - 7500 vines per hectare
Ageing : 18 to 22 months