Château Angélus

Château Angélus

Locatedless than a kilometre away from the spire of the church in Saint-Émilion, on the famous pied de côte (or “foot of the slope”) with south-facing sun exposure, Château Angélus reflects the winemaking passion of eight generations of the de Boüard de Laforest family.
The property takes its name from a plot of very old vines from which vineyard workers could hear the Angelus ringing simultaneously in three different churches. This three-hectare plot was acquired in the early 20th century by Maurice de Boüard de Laforest. The original small vineyard holding was gradually expanded by his sons, Jacques and Christian, who bought several contiguous plots to form a superb estate in the 1960s that is currently managed by Hubert de Boüard de Laforest and his cousin, Jean-Bernard Grenié.
Promoted to Premier Grand Cru Classé “A” status, and recognized around the world as one of the jewels among great Bordeaux wines, Château Angélus’ success is due to the dedication of a family to their terroir.

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