Ringing the Changes at Château Angélus
After buying out her father, Stéphanie de Boüard promises changes at the illustrious estate.
Iconic Saint-Émilion property Château Angélus will make gradual changes to its wine style over the next decade, according to its new sole owner Stéphanie de Boüard.
The eighth generation of the family responsible for running Angélus, Hubert de Boüard’s daughter said that she planned to bring her “personal touch” to the grand vin.
“Angélus is a wonderful wine, but I would like to reduce the oak influence on the grand vin,” she said. “We currently typically use 100-percent new French oak for a period of up to 22 months, and I’d like to scale that back somewhat, to make the wine more supple. I’m looking forward to experimenting with 90 percent and 80 percent for example – ultimately though, the level of oak depends on the vintage in question, of course.”
Speaking at an event in London this week to promote the estate’s new “autobiography” – Angélus, The Book – de Boüard also told members of the press that she bought all of her father’s shares in the company last year, cementing her position as owner.