Angélus takes you through the different stages of the vine cycle via a series of photos of a single Cabernet Franc vine. This series, entitled “A Cabernet Franc Story”, will be sent out on a monthly basis until the end of the year.
A new machine appeared in the Angélus vineyard: SOBLI, the semi-automatic anti-hail balloon launcher made by the French company Selerys. SOBLI was based on LAÏCO which we spoke to you about in spring.
The En Primeur period is almost over, the opportunity for us to introduce Angélus new building: the Carillon d’Angélus and N°3 d’Angélus winery located at Saint-Magne-de-Castillon.
After 7 months of sur lie aging our teams carry out Château Angélus 2019 vintage first soutirage or racking.
Naturally antioxidant, the lees from the malolactic fermentation have played their protective role and are no longer needed.
“This 2019 vintage turned out to be easier to manage than the 2018, which was a vintage that ended up superbly but which caused worries and tensions.
In the ongoing search for greater precision, Angélus regularly enhances the quality of its work in the vineyard. We spoke to you last spring about the implementation of TED, the over-the-row tractor robot, and then in the summer of the usefulness of seeds sown in the vineyard. For this winter, the focus is on pruning work.
Stéphanie de Boüard-Rivoal, Jean-Bernard Grenié and Hubert de Boüard de Laforest
send you their best wishes for the year 2020.
At Angélus, the harvest began with the grapes from the young plantations on 18th September and, for questions of alcohol/acidity balance, on Monday 23rd for the Merlot. The water reserves that had built up during the spring proved vital for this summer, which shifted gear as from the first days of July. It was a surprising, hot, dry and sunny summer, which seemed to go on and on. A summer in which Angélus's great clay-limestone terroirs behaved in an amazing way, enabling a regular supply of moisture to the vines.