Grand Bordeaux Châteaux

Inside the Fine Wine Estates of France

$120.00

Discover twelve exceptional Bordeaux wine châteaux, featuring remarkable estates and cellars designed by internationally acclaimed architects, and tasting notes from a renowned critic.

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ISBN: 9782080202598 Category:

Flammarion

Description

From Lafite Rothschild to Angélus to Cheval Blanc, Bordeaux produces the world’s finest wines. This gift volume-featuring gilded-edged pages-recounts the histories of twelve of Bordeaux’s most prestigious wine estates. Mysterious Pétrus, powerful Mouton Rothschild, elite Pichon Longueville Baron, and charming Montrose-together they create a surprising, spectacular, and contemporary image of wine today. The famous châteaux have each called upon esteemed architects to reflect the elegant wines in the graceful lines of their estates and cellars: Lord Norman Foster’s renovation preserves the neo-Palladian spirit of Château Margaux, Jacques Garcia softened Château Cos d’Estournel’s steel-and-glass winery with India-inspired decorative elements, and Jean Nouvel tucked a high-tech new chai inside La Dominique’s listed UNESCO World Heritage site. Prominent wine critic James Suckling’s detailed tasting notes offer insight into these mythical wines and the innovative vinification methods behind their unparalleled quality and prestige. With evocative photography that showcases the beauty of the wine, vineyards, and architecture of these magnificent estates, this volume is completed with biographies of the featured architects and a list of the châteaux open to the public.

Additional information

Weight 1804 g
Dimensions 26.8 x 29.5 cm
Publisher name Flammarion S.A.
Publication date 1 July 2016
Number of pages 200
Format Hardback
Contributors Foreword by James Suckling, Text by Philippe Chaix, Photographs by Guillaume de Laubier
Dimensions 26.8 x 29.5 cm
Weight 1804 g