Last October Château Angélus organized, in collaboration with Steinway & Sons, a private concert featuring jazz pianist Yaron Herman and followed by a tasting of the 2012 vintage.
Hubert de Boüard de Laforest and Stéphanie de Boüard-Rivoal in front of the foudres that were installed this year. Always looking for new ways to refine and polish the estate’s winemaking techniques, foudres were acquired so as to complement Château Angélus traditional ageing in 225-litre Bordeaux barrels.
What an astonishing year with, in six months, more rainfall than normally in a whole year!
Except for a good flowering, the weather conditions made life difficult in the vines up till mid-July.
Château Angélus is a partner of the Musical Grands Crus for the fifth year and will host one of the much-awaited concerts in the 2018 programme.
The famous pianist Anne Queffélec will play the following works in Angélus’ grand hall:
Bach-Busoni: Choral Prelude “Nun komm der Heiden Heiland” BWV 659a
Marcello-Bach: Adagio from the Oboe Concerto in D minor BWV 974
Vivaldi-Bach: Adagio from the Organ Concerto in D minor BWV 596
Haendel-Kempff: Minuet in G minor
Bach-Hess: Choral BWV 147, “Jesus remains my joy”
Haendel: Chaconne in G major, HWV 435
Mozart: Sonata in F major K.332
Beethoven: Sonata Opus 2 no.1 in F minor
Beethoven: Sonata Opus 111 no. 32 in C minor
The concert is to be held on 12th July at 8.30 p.m. followed by a cocktail tasting.
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CHÂTEAU ANGÉLUS TASTING IN ASIA AND AUSTRALIA
This month, Stéphanie de Boüard-Rivoal and Thierry Grenié de Boüard, accompanied by Bong Grelat Tram went to 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
It is on the occasion of a dinner created by the Chef Yannick Alléno and hosted by Angélus in Hong Kong as part of Vinexpo 2018, that the Angelus sound has been officially revealed by Yaron Herman in a private concert.
The name Angélus alone conjures up the sound of church bells, the symbols of the estate found on the bottle labels, in its logo and bell tower. Angélus has sought to capture this unique sound and entrust it to the great jazz pianist Yaron Herman for the creation of the estate’s sound identity.
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.
After a very favourable start to the growing season with a very early bud-break, the vine cycle was delayed at the end of April by a frost which hit the Bordeaux region very severely. At Angélus, where nature was kind, we were mostly spared this sad episode.
However, over the small area affected by the frost, substantial selection work was carried out.