“Formerly a convent, Château des Mille Anges has been producing fine wines for more than three centuries. It was purchased in 1994 by Mrs. Heather van Ekris. It is a well-recognized fact that Mille Anges has the finest soil, some of the highest & best expositions in the entire region of Bordeaux. For this reason, Mille Anges has the potential of producing a truly great Bordeaux wine, which one day will rank among the top Bordeaux Grands Crus.
Making a better wine is Heather van Ekris and her staff’s unwavering commitment. The plan to achieve.”
Hubert de Boüard, Oenologue consulting
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Proprietor: Heather van Ekris
Surface: 30 Ha.
Soil: Gravel, Limestone and Clay based soil
Varietals: 60% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc
White Wine Varietals: 70% Sauvignon Blanc, 30% Sauvignon Gris
Age of Vineyard: 300 Years
Age of Vines: Averaging 30 years
Planting: 5,000 - 8,000 vines per Ha.
Vinification: Strictly traditional, with state-of-the-art equipment; with a total of 28 stainless steel & cement cuves, each individually thermo regulated.
Aging: In new oak barrels, 33% each year
Alcohol by volume: 12,5 % - 14 %
Filtration (Collage): Strictly traditional and light filtration before bottling at the Château
Appellation: Cadillac Côtes de Bordeaux AOC Production: Approximately 90,000 bottles of red wine and 14,000 bottles of white wine
General Manager: Heather van Ekris
Chef de Culture: Thierry Delong
Oenologue: Mr. Hubert de Boüard (Château Angélus)