Château Cheval Blanc
St Emilion, Bordeaux, France
The estate, which is located in the commune of Saint-Emilion but borders Pomerol, is made up of 39 hectares divided into 45 plots. Because of the variances in vine age, grape variety, soil type, and other factors, each one is treated as a separate vineyard to some extent. Cheval Blanc's tremendous complexity is due to the synthesis of these numerous elements.
Cheval Blanc's gaze is firmly fixed on the future. The excellent new cellar adjacent to the château exemplifies this. Christian de Portzamparc, the 1994 Pritzker Architecture Prize winner, designed this structure, which was finished in June 2011. This building is both modern and in keeping with the surrounding ancient grape setting, as Baron Albert Frère and Bernard Arnault desired.
Cheval Blanc's gaze is firmly fixed on the future. The excellent new cellar adjacent to the château exemplifies this. Christian de Portzamparc, the 1994 Pritzker Architecture Prize winner, designed this structure, which was finished in June 2011. This building, which reflects the wishes of Baron Albert Frère and Bernard Arnault, is both futuristic and in harmony with the surrounding ancient grape setting, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The 6,000 m2 cellar features a cutting-edge winemaking operation where man guides technology rather than the other way around. Automation take second place to human hands. Despite its massive scale, the structure has a delicate, intimate feel to it. There is no room for extraneous items in the sleek design.
Chateau Cheval Blanc, 1st Grand Cru Classe A, is one of the top 4 Saint-Emilion wineries. Since late antiquity, vines have been grown in Cheval Blanc for millennia, and the Saint-Emilion vineyard has produced wines of exceptional quality year after year, decade after decade. They're some of the best in the world, and the legendary Château Cheval Blanc is at the top of the list.
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