“The gradual expansion of the vineyards starting in 1985 called for new winemaking facilities. The complete renovation and extension of existing buildings essentially took place in two stages (1984 and 1991) based on both technical and aesthetic criteria. Rejecting the “pseudo-classic” style, priority was given to functional simplicity and the absence of ostentation. The subtly integrated additions did not radically change the original ensemble, which dates back to the 17th century.”
Incorporating reminders of the past
“For example, the central building’s façade has retained the double doors on the first floor which previously opened to receive grapes that then went into vat via gravity flow.
Projecting a simple, calm beauty, the long, low building widens to fill the space between the vineyard and the forest. It suits the location perfectly and is totally in keeping with the estate’s proportions and its image of discretion.”