The name Château Angélus comes from the winegrowers who used to ring the bells of three churches simultaneously in the heart of the famous medieval town of Saint-Émilion. This legendary property of the appellation was founded in 1782 and, for 8 generations, the de Boüard de Laforest family has overseen this exceptional heritage on Bordeaux’s Right Bank.
Château Angélus is a Saint-Emilion wine from an exceptional terroir whose vines are located on the southern slope of Saint-Emilion. This terroir extends over clay-limestone soils on the upper part and clay-sand-limestone soils on the hillside.
Although the mild weather at the beginning of the year advanced a particularly early budburst, this was slowed down by a major frost at the end of April, which had a strong impact on the Bordeaux vineyards but little on the Angélus vineyards. An even flowering preceded a hot June. The dry conditions during the summer allowed a progressive and regular ripening until the harvest which started on September 13th!
Cabernet franc (30%)
The colour is intense.
The nose has a great aromatic purity, releasing delicious fruity notes.
The palate unveils silky and precise tannins. Perfectly balanced, the palate is lively, fresh and appetising. A bright vintage.
A blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc, the deep purple-black colored 2017 Angélus is a little closed to begin, opening out beautifully to notes of baked plums, fresh blackberries and chocolate-covered cherries with hints of mocha, bay leaves, beef drippings and wood smoke plus a touch of roses. Medium to full-bodied with a great density of mid-palate fruit and firm, fine-grained tannins, it finishes long and earthy with a compelling lift.