From Vision to Reality-Creating Chablis Wine in the First Generation
Vignoble Angst- Husband and wife team, Antoine and Celine Angst are living proof that dreams really can come true. The pair were crazy about wine and dedicated themselves to learning the craft. Antoine brings into the wine business 15 years management in the vineyard, while Celine, whose background was in pharmacy, trained to become a winemaking technician. The first-generation winemakers bought their winery in the historic village of Pontigny near Chablis in 2013. Since then the winery and its vineyard has steadily grown and the cellar has become more diverse.
Vignoble Angst and Their Appellations
Vignoble Angst winery produces wines in no fewer than eight appellations and the area of vineyards totals eight hectares. The appellations are Bourgogne, Bourgogne Chitry, Cremant de Bourgogne, Irancy, Chablis and Petit Chablis. There are also two Chablis Premier Cru appellations – Côte de Cuissy and Côte de Jouan. All the wines produced by Vignoble Angst are based on the two classic Burgundian grape varieties, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Vignoble Angst spans the regions of Chablis and Grand Auxerrois winegrowing areas, with particular focus on the villages of Chablis and Courgis.
Wine Characteristics of Vignoble Angst
The various locations of terrior, each with its own distinctive characteristics, ensures a wide array of wines. In the Irancy appellation, the limestone soil contributes to the character of the intensely fruity Pinor Noir. The vivacious Bourgogne rosé, however, is the product of a clay and limestone soil. The sparkling Cremant contains 70% Chardonnay and 30% Pinot Noir. Like all the Vignoble Angst wines it is aged in stainless steel vats. In the vineyards, the couple aims to minimize the use of chemicals.