Aulden Cellars-Sotheby's - Finest and Rarest Wines - May 17, 2008 Aulden Cellars-Sotheby’s May 17th sale of Finest and Rarest Wines will feature wines direct from both the Peter Michael Winery, being sold to benefit the Sir Peter and Lady Michael Foundation
The Sir Peter and Lady Michael Foundation’s long term vision is to serve as a catalyst for the development of innovative, effective cancer research and treatment. Currently, the Foundation is supporting international research, clinical trials and applied methods for improving the detection, management, and non-invasive treatment of prostate cancer. The Foundation is underwriting prostate cancer imaging research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering in NY, at University of California San Francisco and at University College Hospital London.
Wines Direct from Château Angélus
Barely a kilometre from the famous bell-tower in Saint Emilion, on its renowned south facing "pied de côte" (foot of the hill) site, Château Angélus reflects the passionate involvement of the last four generations of the de Boüard de Laforest family. The estate’s name derives from a particularly ancient plot of vineyard, from which the men tending the vines were able to hear the “angelus” ringing out from all three of the village churches.
At the turn of the century Maurice de Boüard de Laforest acquired this three hectare plot, adding it to the adjacent vineyard - Château Mazerat - which had been in the family since 1850. Little by little his sons Jacques and Christian expanded the holding by buying adjoining plots of land, until by the
1970s they had completed the estate which is run today by Hubert de Boüard de Laforest and his cousin Jean-Bernard Grenié. Promoted to Premier Grand Cru classé, and acclaimed worldwide as one of Saint Emilion’s finest wines and brightest stars, Château Angélus embodies one family’s dedication to getting the utmost from their “terroir”. Both in the vineyard and in the winemaking, respect of traditional methods goes hand in hand with ongoing technical advancements, so that quality of the wines from each vintage is maximized, yet the wines reflect both the style of the vintage and the unique terroir.
Of Château Angélus, Sutcliffe said: “Great wine properties need outstanding people to drive them to their full potential and Hubert de Boüard, co-owner of Château Angélus, led this luscious wine to Premier Grand Cru Classé status in 1996, confirming the position it already held in the St.Emilion firmament. The wine of Angélus is a total people pleaser, extremely consistent and one of Bordeaux’s most desirable names, in demand round the world and on every market.”
Lunch will be served to registered bidders at the sale and everyone attending is encouraged to bring their own bottles of wine from their cellars to enjoy during the auction (there is no corkage). Alternatively, wines can be purchased at Aulden Cellars retail shop, located in Sotheby’s lobby.