Located on the right bank of the Gironde estuary, in Libourne, Saint-Émilion is a name famous for its wines and its monolithic church. The village and its surroundings were listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999. The vineyards of Saint-Emilion are at the origin of great red wines made from the Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc grape varieties. The red wines are classified into four appellations: St Emilion, St Emilion Grand Cru, St Emilion Grand Cru Classé and St Emilion 1er Grand Cru Classé. This classification is renewed every ten years, unlike the classification of Médoc wines, which has been unchanged since 1855.
Managed since 1985 by Hubert de Boüard de Laforest, Angélus has belonged to this family of winegrowers since the beginning of the 20th century. It was not difficult to name this magical place from which you could once hear the angelus ringing both through the bells of the Mazerat chapel and those of the churches of Saint-Martin and Saint-Emilion.
Placé au sommet de la hiérarchie grâce à son terroir d'excellence, Pavie est sans doute l'un des deux meilleurs de l'appellation.
Auparavant antiquaire à Paris, Xavier Pariente a rejoint depuis de nombreuses années son épouse Christine Valette à la tête du vignoble de Troplong Mondot. Depuis plus d’une dizaine d’années, il a, en collaboration étroite avec Claude et Lydia Bourguignon, spécialistes de la valorisation durable des sols, conduit une étude écologique du profil cultural parcellaire pour restaurer la biodiversité des sols.
Founded in 1832 by Jean Laussac-Fourcaud, Cheval Blanc was born from the idea of combining Cabernet Franc with Merlot, the traditional grape variety of Saint-Émilion and Pomerol. Château Cheval Blanc has been at the top of the Saint-Émilion appellation since 16 June 1955 and is classified as a Premier Grand Cru Classé A.