STARCK INAUGURATES CHAI LES CARMES HAUT-BRION
Friday June 24th, Patrice Pichet – owner of the Château, Luc Arsène-Henry - architect and Philippe Starck - creator – inaugurated the new Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion cellar.
An architectural work of 2000m2 imagined by Starck as a raw metal blade plunged in the terroir, allowing the mystery of wine spring out. With no reference of scale, time or culture, this minimal construction is the opposite of a constraining and ostentatious human architecture and aims to anchor the cellar within its vineyard. Here, the contribution of Nature overcomes the input of Man. It is magic encapsulated in a miracle where the extraordinary wine of Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion will be created.
"Wine is magic.
Its elaboration a science.
Our relationship is sentimental.
Its structure is an abstraction.
Its effect is a vertigo.
Its knowledge is a culture.
Its dress is virtual.
Only the language of the immaterial, of mind, can be used to describe wine.
Its home had to be at the very least an evocation, a minimum, an intuition, a reflection. The marvel of Les Carmes Haut-Brion deserved this consistency, I hope we are worthy.”
For more information : http://www.les-carmes-haut-brion.com/en/cellars