Well into spring, the vineyard transforms and comes back to life at a rapid pace.
The works being carried out on the cellars of Carillon d’Angélus and N° 3 d’Angélus at Saint-Magne de Castillon are surging ahead and are expected to be completed this summer and thus be operational for the coming harvest.
The technical teams, aided by a number of staff volunteers from the estate, set up anti-frost devices (lanterns and wind machines) during the night of 13th April to fight off frost effectively between the hours of 3 and 7 in the morning, the coldest and most dangerous time for the vines. This operation was repeated this weekend.
An integral part of Angélus now for generations, the work of horses contributes to the preservation of our terroirs. Participating in a sustainability and environmental performance improvement programme, Angélus chooses the most appropriate techniques for its vineyard, whether they be the most modern or the most time-honoured ancestral ones.
A rather strange device has been operating in the Angélus vineyard these last few weeks. A robot in fact by the name of Ted, which is a silent, driverless, over-the-row tractor made by the Toulouse company Naïo Technologies.
Angélus was a partner in the evening organised for the launching of the new Steinway piano “Lang Lang Black Diamond” on 16th April at the Philharmonie de Paris. The evening was celebrated with an exclusive concert by the pianist Lang Lang, followed by a dinner prepared by Alexandre Baumard, and brought together the top European clients of the brand. Château Angélus was served with this dinner.
What an astonishing year with, in six months, more rainfall than normally in a whole year!
Chateau Angelus 007 limited edition is a tribute to the world-famous spy James Bond and his iconic codename.