Chateau Angelus. 2015
the vineyard of Château Angélus is located in the heart of a natural amphitheatre, dominated by the three churches of Saint-Emilion.
The Angelus prayer has its origins in the 15th century: Pope Callistus III, after the victorious battle of the Holy Roman Empire over the Ottoman army on July 21, 1456, ordered as a sign of gratitude that all the bells of Christendom be tolled. every day in the morning, at noon and at night. This prayer took the name of the Angelus. The bell that appears on the Château Angélus bottle symbolizes this story and this moment of prayer.
In 1954, during the first classification of Saint-Emilion, Château Angélus gained the rank of Grand Cru Classé , which will help it overcome the Bordeaux wine crisis of 1973 and tackle the oenological renewal of the 1980s. In 2012 it arrives its deserved promotion within the classification to the top as Grand Cru Classe “A”.
Grape: 62% Merlot, 38% Cabernet Franc
Alcoholic degree: 14% Vol.
Serving temperature: between 16 and 18 °C.
Château Angélus is excellent for its subtle balance between power and refinement: intense aromas of ripe and crunchy fruits, a soft and open attack, concentrated and velvety tannins, great purity. The charm of a solar vintage is perceived, with a touch of striking classicism, one could almost say baroque, in tune with the elegance and race provided by the freshness and tension of the persistent finish.