SUMMARYAlso known as Château L’Angélus or simply L’Angélus, is a Bordeaux wine from the appellation Saint-Émilion, ranked among the grand crus classés for red and white wines in the Classification of Saint-Émilion wine. The winery is located on the Right Bank of France’s Gironde department in the commune of Saint-Émilion. The vineyard was founded as a monastic property between 1150 and 1170 by monks descending from nearby Fontfroide Abbey, but passed into secular hands under Philip IV at an unknown date before 1240 when it became a fiefdom held first by Perrinet de Berbezilhac then to Alain le Roux after 1380. In 1632 Jean III d’Estournel purchased the property and was selling wine under its own name as early as 1646. It remained in that family until it was acquired by Jean-Baptiste Bouscaut, owner of Château Pavie. The estate is currently owned by Édouard Mabileau who has made a number of improvements including building a new cellar and replanting part of the vineyard to emphasize quality over quantity and moving towards biodynamic methods L’Angélus second wine L’Envol de l’Ange (“the Angel’s Flight”) is produced from younger vines on the same terraces used for producing the grand vin.
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