CHÂTEAU ANGÉLUS TASTING IN ASIA AND AUSTRALIA
This month, Stéphanie de Boüard-Rivoal and Thierry Grenié de Boüard, accompanied by Bong Grelat Tram were to Asia in Hong Kong for a series of dinners and tastings with great amateur, connoisseurs and trade professionals. Hubert de Boüard presented Château Angélus in Sydney, Australia
The worldwide launch of the new cinematic documentary series “Wine Masters” was on 18th March. The series tells the stories of terroir, taste and tradition as expressed by some of the most prestigious winegrowing families in different winegrowing regions.
To add depth to each season, two Masters of Wine, Jeannie Cho Lee and Tim Atkin, will share their knowledge and critical opinions of these regions, their grape varieties, terroirs, wines and wine producers.
Wine Masters Season 1 highlights five French winegrowing regions. It was filmed over the course of a year in the most prominent family-owned winegrowing estates.
In Bordeaux the Merlot and Cabernet Franc story is told by the Boüard de Laforest family, which has owned Château Angélus in Saint-Emilion for eight generations.
At the Cape Wine Auction on 9th and 10th February, Hubert de Boüard de Laforest represented Château Angélus with a lot consisting of an Imperial of Château Angélus 2011, a stay at the local Saint-Emilion hotel Logis de La Cadène and a private tasting and tour of Château Angélus. This two-day auction celebrates South African wines on the world stage, while inviting sector professionals to a charitable event that supports the education and seeks to improve the life of children living in the Cape winegrowing region.
This month, Jean-Bernard Grenié, accompanied by Bong Grelat Tram, travelled to Australia and Shanghai for a series of tasting dinners with great wine enthusiasts, collectors and wine professionals. Stéphanie de Boüard-Rivoal led masterclasses in California, in San Francisco and the Napa Valley. Victoire Touton presented Château Angélus in New York and Chicago.
Hubert de Boüard de Laforest, Jean-Bernard Grenié, Stéphanie de Boüard-Rivoal and Thierry Grenié de Boüard
send you their best wishes for the year 2017.
Three months of summer without water: never before seen in the memory of winegrowers! This surprising climatology, these incredible conditions associated with the terroirs at Angélus, have given us a great, unpredicted, unexpected vintage.
The harvest, picking calmly and when we wanted, took place from 4 to 21 October.
The long time on skins allowed us to extract very ripe grape seed tannins this year. These tannins have an elegant structure, stable and for very long ageing.
Today we are finishing the running off and filling the barrels.
As we had expected of them, the Merlots show an extremely deep colour, and their rich alcohol is perfectly integrated. They are dominated by fruit, freshness, breed and elegance.
The Cabernets Francs, with their crunchiness, which we had suspected during the harvest, magnify this very great vintage of Angélus and enthral us with their level of quality: a touch of cashmere tannins, great smoothness, spicy notes. They rival the Merlots in their elegance.
2016 is a radiant vintage mirroring the incredible summer conditions which shaped its identity and determined its destiny.
Stéphanie de Boüard-Rivoal presented Angélus’ book written by Jane Anson, illustrated by the previously unpublished photographs by Guillaume de Laubier and prefaced by the Chef Guy Savoy, during a press lunch at Le Bernardin restaurant in New York.
Hubert de Boüard, Stéphanie de Boüard-Rivoal and Thierry Grenié-de Boüard hosted the grand final of the French Tasting Championship organised by Revue du Vin de France on Saturday 25th June at Angélus. The eighty best French, Belgian and Luxembourger tasters competed at this final which consisted of tasting twelve top wines. François Breteau and Vincent Mercier from the Bordeaux tasting club entitled “Tire Bouchon Attitude”, who had been frontrunners throughout the different stages of the season’s competition, won the grand national final of RVF’s French Tasting Championship.