180.00 KYD

10 in stock

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Winemaker Notes

The estate takes its name from the triangular shape of the vineyards. The estate began with a very good reputation in the late 19th century, but the estate (and area) fell into disrepair. The resurrection began in 1941 when the d’Artfeuille family purchased the estate. They slowly began to renovate the estate, but they finally sold it to the French Insurance group Generali France in 2007. Generali France has spent massive amounts of money to renovate the estate and upgrade the wines. All the Cabernet Sauvignon vines were pulled out and replaced with Cabernet Franc and Merlot which is better suited for the area.

Behind every great wine is a great winemaker. Hubert de Bouard has a degree from the university of Bordeaux in Oenology and studied under Dr. Emile Peynaud. If you are not familiar with Emile, he revolutionized winemaking in the late 20thcentury. He is often referred to as “the forefather of modern Oenology”. Dr. Peynaud is credited with being a mentor to the best winemakers in the game, none greater than Michael Rolland. After attending the university of Bordeaux, Mr. Bouard went on to take over all management duties at the great Chateau Angelus, one of the great houses of St. Emilion. Chateau Angelus has been awarded Premier Grand Cru Classe in 1996, and again in 2012 when it was labeled Grand Cru Classe A. Today, Chateau Angelus is selling for over $375 a bottle.