The Jurats Stéphanie de Boüard-Rivoal, Hubert de Boüard, the Saint-Emilion mayor Bernard Lauret and Jean-François Galhaud at the sides of the Saint-Emilion Jurade’s guest of honour, the French astronaut Thomas Pesquet (centre), who was inducted at the Ban des Vendanges ceremony on 22nd September. The Saint-Emilion Ban des Vendanges is a major ceremony in the life of the Saint-Emilion wine community. Its continuation is a revisited time-honoured tradition. In times gone by, experts were sent in advance into the vines to ensure that the grapes were perfectly ripe, and thus guarantee the excellence of the crop. Today the Ban des Vendanges links the past with the future. It is also an occasion for the celebration of the vintage being harvested.
Hubert de Boüard de Laforest, sensitive to questions and concerns relating to the environment, met the Amazonian Cacique Raoni, the guest of honour at the 5th edition of Bordeaux’s Climax Festival at the Darwin, in which the theme this year was “the Amazon rainforest or the uprooting of the world”. They exchanged views on such subjects as sustainability, agroforestry, the protection of ancestral cultures and the defence of populations. The encounter and the warm, informal discussion were introduced by Philippe Barre, the founder of the Climax festival, which was dedicated this year to the topic of deforestation and the defence of indigenous peoples.
On the occasion of a dinner organized for the launch of the Primeurs tasting week the 31st of March, Angélus hosted 150 guests -among them négociants, importers, distributors and journalists.
Stéphanie de Boüard-Rivoal and Hubert de Boüard de Laforest, accompanied by Logis de la Cadène chef Alexandre Baumard, went to Russia for a series of dinners and tastings with connoisseurs and trade professionals.
One of the bells of the bell-tower, the emblem of the estate, which will feature prominently in the upcoming communication campaign of Angélus.
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
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.