Discover the Grounds (and Waters) of Chanel’s Extremely-Luxurious and Historic Wine Châteaux in France


Abrams’ newest tome, D’une rive à l’autre, proposes a solution to the age-old query: left or proper financial institution? With Château Rauzan-Ségla on the left and Château Canon on the precise, it may be tough to decide on between Chanel’s two emblematic vineyards, however as you flip by the thick shiny pages, a collaboration between 5 photographers and three writers, you may expertise each in all of their Outdated World splendor. Actually, the quantity was designed for readers to show the pages in both path, providing free vary to the creativeness and welcoming readers to wander between each wine châteaux freely.

The 2 historic wine estates, that are separated and related by an estuary, are in fixed dialogue with one another on this overwhelming artwork e book that each highlights and celebrates not solely the delectable wine but additionally the individuals and their tales. Although Chanel’s estates face one another within the wine area of Bordeaux, France—between the picturesque communes of Margaux and Saint-Émilion—they boast wildly totally different identities, as evidenced by the phrases of historian Patrick Wald Lasowski, impressionist writer Alice Biscarrat, and wine essayist Aymeric Mantoux. The emotion-inducing images, by Thomas Dhellemmes, Brice Braastad, Patrick Messina, Jérôme Bryon, and Luc Manago invite readers to discover the grounds, cellars, and libraries in an unmistakably intimate approach.

The 2 iconic French estates have been formed by house, time, and historical past.

Plus, D’une rive à l’autre, “from one financial institution to a different” in English, is principally three books in a single: Rauzan-Ségla, the Estuary, and Canon, all of that are chronicled by such compelling photographs as Rauzan-Ségla’s library the place intricate patterns and deep colour are at play, the mysterious estuary on a misty morning, a winery at nightfall, and the wealthy magenta-stained wine tanks. As in any worthy e book, the gorgeous photographs and mesmerizing phrases work in tandem to supply a novel inside look to the beforehand unexplored souls of those historic Bordeaux vineyards.

In every property, there’s an abundance of delicate but signature Chanel-style detailing all over the place, from the winding structure to the ornate moldings. Architect Peter Marino determined to take an sudden route and skip the 18th-century antiques when adorning every property. He as an alternative opted for a extra Scandinavian method, heading to Sweden for the furnishings that might fill the multibedroom castles. That stated, every château boasts its personal persona: Whereas Rauzan-Ségla is moody with wealthy tones of violet and burgundy, Chesterfield sofas, and scarce sources of sunshine, Château Canon is brilliant courtesy of the white-painted paneled partitions principally stuffed with rehabbed classic furnishings in playful shades of purple, pink, and pink. He even positioned a large bamboo desk in Canon’s entryway to greet company with good luck on their approach inside.

D’une rive à l’autre is a majestically poetic journey between two iconic French estates that had been formed by house, time, and historical past. The one factor this emotive version cannot supply is a style of the selection wines that even Thomas Jefferson could not resist. After the American president visited the property in 1787, he ordered 10 instances. Each châteaux are inclined to have that impact.

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