Le Dôme

Le Dôme

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Landscape of new Le Dôme winery by Norman Foster surrounded by vines

Rewriting the history books of Saint-Émilion.

Scope

Film direction, Film production

Context

Described by Robert Parker as a “visionary, self-styled revolutionary,” Jonathan Maltus went from being a rebellious outsider to the first Englishman to win a 100-point score in just 15 years. The wines of Le Dôme are as rare in character as in quantity, leading Bordeaux with the boldest expression of Cabernet Franc.

Portrait of Jonathan Maltus tasting wine at sunset

An ultra-modern winery designed by Norman Foster resembles a UFO that has landed amongst the most historic and prestigious chateaux of Saint-Émilion.

“I'VE BEEN WAITING TWENTY FIVE YEARS FOR THIS MOMENT, SO DON'T F*CK IT UP!”

Jonathan Maltus
Le Dôme winery in moonlight under night sky

Project

To celebrate the winery’s opening, a film was commissioned that would make as much of a statement as the wines, putting Le Dôme on the Saint-Émilion map where it rightly belongs.

From cabin to cutting-edge.

Old vineyard cabin next to vinesLe Dôme winery at night

The film

Teaser content

Social media

Mockup mobile

6 days of filming over 6 months.

Backstage

Line of red wine glasses on barJonathan Maltus hair and makeup for film shoot with Noemie LemoineBackstage lighting on Le Dôme barrels for film shootThéo Reynal filming packshot of Le Dôme bottles with Arri Alexa miniBehind the scenes through video monitor of Jonathan Maltus at sunsetLe Dôme atrium at night lit up with spotlights for film shootThéo Reynal shooting sunlight through vine leaves with Arri Alexa miniBackstage preparation of steadcam under torchlight

100 glasses of Bordeaux wine.

Empty glasses on circular table inside Le Dôme winery

Team