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Château Clarke. The book.

A unique work combining previously unpublished family archives, exclusive interviews with Ariane de Rothschild, his daughters, and Eric Boissenot, the estate's consultant oenologist. Through the eyes of Béatrice Brasseur, Erwan Balança, Georgie Hindle and Maya-Inès Touam, Château Clarke reveals itself through the seasons, from past to future. A dive into the heart of an exciting adventure initiated by Edmond de Rothschild just 50 years ago...

Roots, leaves, flowers and fruit are the natural and symbolic threads that run through Château Clarke, the Rothschild family's first book dedicated to the estate. At the roots of the adventure are the creative impulse and the family tradition. Then, just as the leaves and flowers blossom, the know-how and savoir vivre at Château Clarke are revealed to harvest the fruits of the vine. This culminates in a tasting of the estate's flagship vintages, staged by artist Maya-Inès Touam. In Château Clarke's unique, serene atmosphere, vines, wines and gardens come together in symbiosis to create the same pleasure of living and the same aesthetic experience. Château Clarke extends this harmony to its wines with subtle aromatic variations. This intimate book allows readers to discover Château Clarke from vine to glass, from Baron Edmond de Rothschild to his daughter-in-law Ariane and his granddaughters, from past to future.

Discover an extract from the book:

Béatrice Brasseur is a freelance journalist with a passion for wine, its players, its economy and its art de vivre. She contributes to a number of national press titles, including Les Echos and its magazine supplements Série Limitée and Week End. She also specializes in lifestyle, heritage and philanthropy.
After studying journalism at university, Georgie Hindle began her career in wine in 2011 at Decanter, the UK's leading wine magazine, as deputy digital editor. She has lived in Bordeaux for the past 4 years and is the magazine's Premium Editor as well as Regional Editor for France (excluding Champagne, Alsace and Loire).

Maya-Inès Touam was born in France of Algerian parents, and places her images in the interstices of history. A 2013 graduate of the Beaux-Arts de Paris, Maya-Inès Touam regularly exhibits her work in galleries in France and abroad. Her collaboration with Ariane de Rothschild has enabled her to retrace the history of an exceptional property that has evolved with the times.
Erwan Balança, professional photographer since 2003, specializes in wildlife, landscapes and human activities related to nature and the environment. He is the author and illustrator of several books and numerous exhibitions in France and abroad. His graphic images dare to use clever chiaroscuro, sharp contrasts and polished blurs.