Château Angélus is a winery and vineyard located in the Saint-Émilion region of Bordeaux, France. It is known for producing high-quality red wines.
Here are some key facts about Château Angélus:
Classification: Château Angélus was classified as a Premier Grand Cru Classé A in the Saint-Émilion classification of 1996.
Estate history: The estate has a history dating back to the 18th century, and has been owned by the same family for several generations. The château was given its name due of the presence of nearby church bells (an "angélus" is a Roman Catholic prayer bell) that could be heard chiming from the original plots of vineyards. The current château now hosts a framework of small bells on its rooftop.
Winemaking philosophy: The winery is known for its meticulous selection process, using only the best grapes from its vineyards for its Grand Vin.
Grape varieties: The main grape varieties used in Château Angélus wines are Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Signature style: Château Angélus is known for its rich, full-bodied wines with complex flavors and aromas, and a high concentration of tannins and extract.
Recognition: Château Angélus is widely regarded as one of the top wineries in the Saint-Émilion region and its wines are highly sought after by wine collectors and connoisseurs.
Château Angélus produces high-quality red wines. The winery's main wine is the Château Angélus Grand Vin, a blend of the main grape varieties grown on the estate, including Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon.
A 1982 vintage of the wine was featured in the 2006 film Casino Royale while the 2005 vintage made a cameo in Spectre (2015) and No Time To Die (2021).
In addition to its Grand Vin, Château Angélus also produces a second wine called "Carillon de l'Angélus", which is made from younger vines or grapes not selected for the Grand Vin. The winery may also produce small quantities of other wines or special cuvees from time to time.