Château Angélus (formerly l'Angélus) is one of the most prestigious fine red wine producers in the entire Saint-Émilion district.
Angélus boasts 23 hectares of south-facing slopes to the northwest of the town of Saint-Émilion. Here, a wonderful terroir, married with the talents of Hubert de Boüard de Laforest and Jean-Bernard Grenie, plus Bordeaux consultant Michel Rolland, resulted in Angelus' elevation from Grand Cru to Premier Grand Cru status in the: a rare upgrade only bestowed upon a handful of Saint-Émilion châteaux since the classification's inception.
Angélus dates back to 1909 when Comte Maurice de Boüard de Laforest (grandfather of Hubert) inherited Domaine Mazerat, which he added to with Clos de L’Angélus and other properties. However, the name Angélus (meaning church bells) didn't appear until after the Second World War; derived from the fact that the vineyard workers could hear the bells from three local churches peel simultaneously. Hubert took over from his father in 1980, and he and his cousin Jean-Bernard Grenie reinvigorated Angélus.