Chateau Angelus

Overview

Appellation

Saint Emilion

 

Classification

Premier Grand Cru Classe 'A'

Owner

Stephanie de Bouard-Rivoal

Vineyard Area

39 hectares (96 acres) 

Planted Grapes

50% Merlot, 47% Cabernet Franc, 3% Cabernet Sauvignon

Contact

www.angelus.com

 

chateau-angelus@chateau-angelus.com

 

+33 5 5724 7139

@Chateau_Angelus

Map Location

The family traces its history back to Georges Bouard, who was  born in 1544 and was a member of the bourgeoisie and the Bordeaux Jurat, according to the estate's website.

 

The modern estate's origins date from 1782, when Jean de Bouard de Laforest settled in Saint Emilion, just seven years before the French revolution. In 1795, at the height of the revolutionary turmoil and as Napoleon was rising through the ranks of the army, Catherine Sophie de Bouard de Laforest, Jean's daughter, married Charles Souffrain de Lavergne and moved onto her husband's Mazerat estate.

 

Maurice de Bouard de Laforest inherited the estate in the early 20th century, according to the chateau website. He added a three-hectare enclosure called Angelus in 1920 and left it to his sons Jacques and Christian in 1945, as the second world war was ending. 

 

Angelus received its classification in 1954, subsequently expanding to exceed 20 hectares by 1985. Hubert de Bouard de Laforest, son of Jacques, assumed the running of the property that year, and was joined in 1987 by Jean-Bernard Grenie, a cousin and son-in-law of Christian. Huberts's daughter Stephanie de Bouard-Rivoal joined him in 2012 and his nephew Thierry Grenie de Bouard in 2016.

In 2017 we worked very hard on the integrity of the fruit, with slow maturation which yielded hazelnut and spice flavours that we've never had before.

Stephanie de Bouard-Rivoal,

Owner and Co-Manager of Chateau Angelus

Vintages

Vineyard

Planting Density

6,500 to 8,500 vines per hectare

 

Average Age of Vines

38 years

Soil

Clay-limestone and clay-sand-limestone

Winery

Production

100,000 bottles

 

Fermentation

Stainless steel, concrete and wood vats

Maturation

18-24 months in new oak barrels

Bottling

20-26 months after harvest at the chateau

Second Wine

Le Carillon d'Angelus

Vintage Prices

Prices are from London-based merchant Fine+Rare, in pounds per 12 bottles in bond, unless otherwise indicated. They may also be drawn from surveying websites of the following merchants and brokers, or market comparison websites. If so, the source is indicated. 


AFW        Atlas Fine Wines                             www.atlasfinewines.com
BIX          BI                                                       www.biwine.com
BIL          BI LiveTrade                                     www.biwine.com
BON        Bonham's Auctions                         www.bonhams.com
CHR        Christie's Auctions                          www.christies.com 
FVN        Farr Vintners                                    www.farrvintners.com
FRW       Fine + Rare Wines                            www.frw.co.uk
J&B         Justerini & Brooks                            www.justerinis.com
SOB        Sotheby's Auctions                           www.sothebys.com

WOS       Wine Owners                                     www.wineowners.com
WSC       Wine Searcher                                  www.winesearcher.com
     
While every effort is made to check the accuracy of prices and quantities quoted, they are subject to change on a daily basis and therefore cannot be guaranteed. Prices are intended as reference only and should be cross-checked against original source websites.