Paolo Basso stopped off at Château Angelus to taste an outstanding vintage, of which only two bottles, perfectly conserved in the Château’s cellars, remained.
"After a mild, rainy winter and then spring frosts (which were mostly kept at bay), a very long, damp, rainy period put our teams under stress.
A vigneron’s job is to farm the land in such a way that the highest quality of grapes can be produced.
The ageing process is one of the key stages in winemaking. It begins just after the fermentation and helps refine the wine’s tannins and enables the aromas to become more distinct and stable. This is a crucial process for great wines, such as Angelus, which have the capacity to age in bottle over decades.
The Saint-Emilion classification has long been a wonderful collective motivational tool, which has enabled the appellation to be promoted in an efficient way.
Stéphanie de Boüard-Rivoal, Jean-Bernard Grenié and Hubert de Boüard de Laforest
send you their best wishes for the year 2021.
Since the 2014 vintage the bottles of Château Angélus are equipped with a system of authentication, traceability, and anti-counterfeiting through the insertion of a microchip under the label of each of our bottles, readable with the smartphone app WID.
The ancient Greeks named it after its colour –blood red. This imaginary and fascinating animal has existed throughout the eras and across different cultures. It symbolises one of the greatest dreams of humanity: immortality.