Explore the lands (and waters) of Chanel’s ultra-luxurious and historic wine chateaux in France

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Explore the lands (and waters) of Chanel's ultra-luxurious and historic wine chateaux in France


The last tome of Abrams, From one bank to the other, offers an answer to the age-old question: left bank or right bank? With Chateau Rauzan-Ségla on the left and Chateau Canon on the right, it can be difficult to choose between the two iconic Chanel vineyards, but flipping through the thick glossy pages, a collaboration between five photographers and three writers, you can experience both. in all their Old World splendor. In fact, the volume was designed to have readers turn the pages back and forth, giving free rein to the imagination and inviting readers to wander freely between the two wine chateaux.
The two historic wineries, separated and linked by an estuary, are in constant dialogue with each other in this awe-inspiring art book that showcases and celebrates not only the delicious wine, but also the people and their stories. . If the estates of Chanel face each other in the wine region of Bordeaux, France, between the picturesque communes of Margaux and Saint-Émilion, they have extremely different identities, as evidenced by the words of historian Patrick Wald Lasowski, by impressionist author Alice Biscarrat, and wine essayist Aymeric Mantoux. The moving photos of Thomas Dhellemmes, Brice Braastad, Patrick Messina, Jérôme Bryon and Luc Manago invite readers to explore the park, cellars and libraries in an undeniably intimate way.

The two iconic French estates have been shaped by space, time and history.

Plus, From one bank to the other, “From one bank to another” in English, it is essentially three books in one: Rauzan-Ségla, the estuary and Canon, all told by images as fascinating as the library of Rauzan-Ségla where complex patterns and deep colors are at play, the mysterious estuary on a misty morning, a vineyard at dusk and the rich vats of magenta tinted wine. As in any book worthy of the name, the breathtaking images and fascinating words work in tandem to offer a unique inside look to the hitherto unexplored souls of these historic Bordeaux vineyards.

In every area, there is an abundance of subtle but signature Chanel-style details throughout, from the curvy architecture to the ornate moldings. Architect Peter Marino decided to take an unexpected route and avoid 18th-century antiques when decorating each estate. Instead, he opted for a more Scandinavian approach, heading to Sweden for furniture that would fill multi-bedroom castles. That said, each castle has its own unique personality: while Rauzan-Ségla is cranky with rich tones of purple and burgundy, Chesterfield sofas, and rare light sources, Chateau Canon is bright thanks to white painted paneled walls. mostly filled with vintage rehabilitated. furniture in playful shades of purple, pink and red. He even placed a giant bamboo table in the Canon lobby to greet guests with good luck on their way inside.

From one bank to the other is a majestically poetic journey between two emblematic French estates shaped by space, time and history. The only thing this emotional edition can’t offer is a taste of the premium wines that even Thomas Jefferson couldn’t resist. After the President of the United States visited the estate in 1787, he ordered 10 cases. Both castles tend to have this effect.

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