Château Angelus, 1er Grand Cru Classé A de St. Emilion
Since 2012 Château Angélus, is ranked Premier Grand Cru Classé (A) in the Classification of Saint-Emilion wine.
Château Angélus name derives from a very old plot of vines located there, where the vine workers could hear the angelus bells of the three neighbouring churches ringing at the same time.*
The estate consists of 27 hectares with a grape variety of 53% Merlot, 46% Cabernet Franc, and 1% Petit Verdot. The average age of the vines is 38 years old.
The annual production averages 10,000 cases of the Grand vin and 1,000 cases of the second wine.
The estate produces also a third wine named Nº3 d’Angelus.
Since 1909, the estate has been owned by the Boüard de Laforest family.
* The Angelus is a short practice of devotion which refers to Luke 1:26-38.
Churches' bells used to ring 3 times a day (early morning, noon, and evening) to remind Catholics when to pray.
Photos courtesy of Château Angelus