This book invites readers to discover an exceptional wine grown in the French region of Bordeaux. Château Cantemerle, which has been a vineyard since the Middle Ages, has a unique history full of mystery and intrigue. To tell its story, Valérie Labadie has created an original narrative, combining her own insights with the imagined memory of Baroness de Villeneuve, a 19th-century ancestor who signed the important Bordeaux Wine Official Classification documents in 1855. With 150 stunning, atmospheric photographs, Labadie takes readers on a journey around the vineyard, revealing a mansion that looks like Sleeping Beauty’s castle, mysterious shadowy cellars, and a romantic 200-acre park in which wine-lovers can be lost for hours.
Including a detailed history of Cantemerle’s wines, this beautiful book will seduce wine lovers as they drift through its pages, ideally with a glass of Bordeaux in hand.
About the Author
Valérie Labadie is a French writer, film director, and photographer. She immersed herself in the history and land of Château Cantemerle to create this book.