Modern Wine Magic
Les Carmes Haut-brion invited Philippe Starck and Luc Arsène-henry to conceive a wine cellar unlike any other in the region, if not the world. Today this unique cellar enjoys a kind of magical quality because of its dynamic shape in contrast to the landscape that surrounds it. The Château Cheval Blanc invited Christian de Portzamparc to construct a new fermenting ‘cellar/workshop’ on site and this remarkable building lends the vineyard a new homogenous fluidity, perfectly in keeping with the look and feel of the landscape. Château Faugères, Château Barde Haut and Château Le Pin offer visitors the chance to see how the marriage of tradition and innovation can be applied not only to the production of wine but to the architecture that defines it.