Cuvinte despre vinuri incercate, degustari si evenimente, calatorii si retete
What an amazing example of blending modern architecture with a 18th century chateau and spotless vineyards!
Inaugurated in 2011, this „wine atelier” is like a bridge between ancient and modern: an enormous sail in white concrete looking over the vineyards of Saint Emilion. Empty spaces alternating with glass and wooden blocks on a surface of over 6600 square yards.
A structure developed on two levels: the ground floor with 52 vats in raw cement for the fermentation of wine and a tasting room, and the underground aging cellar, which is kept at low temperatures.
A low, sinuous cloud, that rises like an artificial hill and sensually dialogues with the surrounding vineyards and adjacent 18th century building.
The mashrabiya walls facilitate natural ventilation, illumination is sober, with no intent to display or decorate. With HQE certification, each element has been studied so as to limit the consumption of energy, thanks to the presence of a green terrace and a filtering mechanism to reuse rainfall. At Château Cheval Blanc the art of wine making is preserved also in aesthetic and with respect towards the environment and the future.
Photos via chdeportzamparc.com