2015 was a blessed, dreamt-of year, with favourable weather conditions from spring to harvest. Each step took place under ideal conditions: flowering was even, and then the necessary rainfall for the growth of the vines came before the very dry months of June and July. Véraison went like a wonder. The pips started to ripen very early. August, with some timely rains and mild temperatures, allowed the vine to develop well and for the grapes to ripen in a balanced way. The fine days and cool nights in September, accompanied by some showers, favoured the ripening of the tannins.
The grapes were simply magnificent, a rare and sublime moment. The perfect state of health in the vineyard and the superb weather conditions of early autumn allowed us to harvest magnificent grapes as and when we wanted... over nearly a month!
The Merlot from Angélus were picked from September 22, ripe but not overripe, crisp, fruity with a lot of freshness.
Cabernet Franc, a gem for Angélus, was also magnificent, and was picked from October 8. Here, even if it is not the dominant variety, it accounts for almost half of the area planted. It brings elegance, finesse and depth, with a silky note, and greatly contributes to enhancing this new vintage.
Harvest: 22nd September to 14th October
Blend: 62 % Merlot, 38 % Cabernet Franc