Item description for Bordeaux Chateaux: A History of the Grands Crus Classes 1855-2005 by Franck Ferrand...
A historical tour of the most prestigious chateaux in the world's most popular wine-making region, Bordeaux Style brings the reader into the intimate interiors and tasting rooms of the chateaux. From gleaming black-and-white floor tiles to the graceful shadows cast by stone arches, from luxurious residences to musky wine cellars, these stunning photographs offer a taste of the rich culture behind these grand wines. In collaboration with Bordeaux's elite Conseil des Grands Crus Classs, this book is published to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the prestigious Grands Crus Classs wine classification system, created by Napoleon III for the 1855 Universal Exhibition in Paris. The original chateaux, selected for their excellence in wine making, included 61 from the Mdoc region. The quality of their wines has stood the test of time remarkably well; and while many vineyards have changed hands-some several times over-the classification is still by and large a guarantee of excellent quality.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 12.76" Width: 10.94" Height: 1.42" Weight: 6.17 lbs.
Release Date Nov 27, 2004
ISBN 2080304585 ISBN13 9782080304582
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More About Franck Ferrand
Franck Ferrand is a historian and decorative arts connoisseur and author of Bordeaux Chéteaux (Flammarion, 2004). He worked in close cooperation with Jacques Garcia on both editions of the present volume.