Winery Cheval Blanc
No line is superfluous and every element helps perfect the wine-making process and practices, as allowed for by the setting – the geometry of the curved surfaces and their pre-cast concrete, the unique atmosphere created by the natural light flowing to the ground, brushing the load-bearing walls and flowing over the large concrete sculptures in the fermenting room.
The curve of the tanks, of which there are 52 units of varying dimensions depending on the size of the vineyard plots, optimises oxygenation, like a tasting glass. Each step of the wine-making process is represented, as requested by the œnologist.
A winery shaped like a belvedere projecting out from the “château”.
Cuvier with 52 vats, wine cellars, tasting room, workshops, packaging room, offices.
Château Cheval Blanc
Méristème – Régis Guignard
Olivier Chadebost, architecte
Captain Spot – Jean-Bernard Favero-Longo