Château Angélus, Saint-Emilion

French Wine World

I had the opportunity to go to Château Angélus in Saint-Emilion a few times over the last months and wasn’t disappointed.

A family owned vineyard since the end of the 18th century (8 generations), Château Angélus is one of the best wines in the appellation. Located on the south hill of Saint-Emilion, the 23 hectares (57 acres) estate has been promoted to Premier Grand Cru Classé A in 2012 along with Ausone, Cheval Blanc and Pavie, to form the top 4 wines in the appellation.

The vines are planted on clay-limestone soils on the upper part while it gets more sandy on the hillside. There are 3 kinds of grape varieties in Angélus : Merlot (50%), Cabernet-Franc (47%) and Cabernet-Sauvignon (3%).

I was reading recently on a newspaper that a journalist contests and criticizes the vineyard’s promotion to Premier Grand Cru Classé A in 2012. I don’t know much about that story, however there is one…

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