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CHATEAU ANGELUS, 2021

PRIMEURS - LIVRAISON 2024

Tasting notes from Château Angélus: " The color is remarkably bright and intense, deep and brilliant. Discreet at first sight, the nose opens up to the subtlety and complexity of the Cabernet Franc, a true marker of this vintage, extending to discreetly floral and spicy red fruit notes. The wood, already very integrated, accompanies the mouth and underlines the nose, completing the appetite of the Merlots. The mouth, fresh and vertical, is marked by its precision and its length. This vintage, airy, precise and spicy, reveals all the potential of Angelus' great Cabernet Francs. This 2021 vintage with 60% Cabernet Franc in the blend is historic and applied for the first time in the history of Angelus. It is a complex balanced vintage of very good quality with great aging potential. "

CHARACTERISTICS

CLASSIFICIATION 1er Grand Cru Rank A, Saint-Emilion
GRAPE VARIETIES 60% cabernet franc, 40% merlot
2021 VINTAGE Called the Unexpected, Château Angélus expresses itself on the 2021 vintage: "Despite an unstable climate, we harvested in sunny weather. The optimal densimetric sorting allowed us to harvest magnificent berries, but at the price of a drastic selection which implies a significant decrease in volume.
WINEGROWING The winter was mild and rainy. The frost was controlled for the most part, but a long period of wet and rainy weather followed, causing the appearance of mildew. In full organic conversion, Château Angélus fights against this disease. Summer finally arrived in mid-August and lasted until the end of the Cabernet harvest on October 15. The harvest begins on September 20 for the Merlot and early October for the Cabernet.
WINEMAKING The vinification is carried out in stainless steel and wooden vats for the Merlot. For the Cabernet Franc, it is made in concrete tanks. According to the vintages, the wine undergoes a pre-fermentation maceration at 8°c from 4 days to one week. The temperature of alcoholic fermentation is controlled and does not exceed 28°c. Then, during 1 to 3 weeks, a post-fermentation maceration at 28-30°C is carried out. The wine is aged for a period of 22 months in new fine-grained French oak barrels with medium toast for the Merlot and some Cabernet Franc. Selected for their remarkable aromatic nuances, the other part of the Cabernet Franc is aged in 30 hectoliter tuns.
BOTTLE SIZE 75 CL

 

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Détail du vignoble

AGRICULTURE ORGANIC
GRAPE VARIETIES MERLOT, CABERNET SAUVIGNON, CABERNET FRANC
VINEYARD SURFACE AREA 52 HECTARES
ANNUAL PRODUCTION 100,000 BOTTLES
HARVEST MANUAL
SOIL CLAYEY-LIMESTONE ON THE UPPER PART AND CLAYEY-SANDY-LIMESTONE ON THE HILLSIDE

 

Histoire et anecdotes

For eight generations, the Château has belonged to the de Broüard de Laforest family. The Angélus vineyard is located within a natural amphitheatre, which is dominated by the three churches of Saint-Emilion. In the heart of the special site, the sound is amplified and we formerly could hear the Angelus bells ring in the morning, at midday and in the evening. In 2012, the Château was classified “A” as Premier Grand Cru in the Saint-Emilion classification. Nowadays, Stéphanie de Boüard - Rivoal manages the estate.

CHATEAU ANGELUS

Caractéristiques

CHARACTERISTICS

CLASSIFICIATION 1er Grand Cru Rank A, Saint-Emilion
GRAPE VARIETIES 60% cabernet franc, 40% merlot
2021 VINTAGE Called the Unexpected, Château Angélus expresses itself on the 2021 vintage: "Despite an unstable climate, we harvested in sunny weather. The optimal densimetric sorting allowed us to harvest magnificent berries, but at the price of a drastic selection which implies a significant decrease in volume.
WINEGROWING The winter was mild and rainy. The frost was controlled for the most part, but a long period of wet and rainy weather followed, causing the appearance of mildew. In full organic conversion, Château Angélus fights against this disease. Summer finally arrived in mid-August and lasted until the end of the Cabernet harvest on October 15. The harvest begins on September 20 for the Merlot and early October for the Cabernet.
WINEMAKING The vinification is carried out in stainless steel and wooden vats for the Merlot. For the Cabernet Franc, it is made in concrete tanks. According to the vintages, the wine undergoes a pre-fermentation maceration at 8°c from 4 days to one week. The temperature of alcoholic fermentation is controlled and does not exceed 28°c. Then, during 1 to 3 weeks, a post-fermentation maceration at 28-30°C is carried out. The wine is aged for a period of 22 months in new fine-grained French oak barrels with medium toast for the Merlot and some Cabernet Franc. Selected for their remarkable aromatic nuances, the other part of the Cabernet Franc is aged in 30 hectoliter tuns.
BOTTLE SIZE 75 CL