The family de Boüard de Laforest, which for eight generations has been solely dedicated to the production of great wines in Saint Emilion, today has taken a step in an alternative direction with the creation of a new wine under the Bordeaux appellation.
Tempo d’Angelus has been created as a more streamlined version of its illustrious older siblings, Château Angelus and Carillon d’Angelus, with which it shares their characteristic depth and complexity, while offering at the same time a more approachable aspect. Produced from the great Angelus terroirs and made with the expertise of the estate’s teams, Tempo d’Angelus will offer demanding wine lovers an attractive, well-structured, precise and hedonistic wine that doesn’t require 15 or 20 years of cellaring to be enjoyed at its peak, as is often the case for the Grand Cru wines.
This new offering is produced from vines located at Saint-Magne-de-Castillon, Castillon-La-Bataille and Sainte-Colombe, a few kilometres from Saint-Émilion, on magnificent clay-limestone slopes. These plots were acquired by Angelus in 2017 with the precise purpose of creating a Bordeaux appellation wine (while increasing the Angelus range) and thereby contributing internationally to the prestige of Bordeaux.
Tempo d’Angelus is vinified in a cellar which is specifically designed for this cuvée, within Chai Carillon at Saint Magne de Castillon, where it benefits from state-of-the-art technology and all the savoir-faire of the Angelus team.
Its label has been designed using the codes of its prestigious older siblings. In the centre, it displays the emblematic Angelus bell in a swinging movement to convey the special “tempo” that this new wine brings to the range.