From the estates of the champagne families of Bollinger, Roederer, andTaittinger to family properties in Bordeaux, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Cocirc;tesdu Rhocirc;ne, Alsace, Jura, Provence, Corsica, Languedoc-Roussillon, theSouthwest, and the Loire: here are the private homes at the heart ofthe extraordinary French wine industry. Wine is synonymous with France and an extensive range of wines isproduced, from champagne in the north to the highly prized reds ofBordeaux. Solvi dos Santosrs"s photographs, along with the personal insightsof the owners, tell the stories of estates in all the major wine-producingregions. Florence Brutton brings the unique character of each estatefeatured here to life, explaining the idea of terroir (the idiosyncraticgrowing conditions that define and distinguish each area of cultivation)and the importance of local customs. With details on the wines produced and information for the would-bevisitor, this book will appeal to wine lovers, Francophiles, travelers, andanyone who wants an insiderrs"s view of the fascinating world of viniculture.
About the Author
Solvi dos Santos is one of the best-known international lifestyle photographers.
Her many publications include At Home in Turkey, Contemporary Natural, and The Great Family Wine Estates of France.
Florence Brutton has worked with many wine organizations in France, including the Comité interprofessionnel du vin de Champagne.
'Stunning ... this is the perfect book, whether connoisseur of wine or not' - The Hub Magazine
'Appealed to me on lots of different levels: it gave me an insight into some interesting wine estates, revealed some fascinating family stories and gave me lots of superb inspiration for interior decor' - Destination France