Wine Tasting Lunches

Introduction déjeuners oenologiques

Alain Gousse, head sommelier of our Albert 1er gastronomic restaurant will be delighted to share with you his passion for wine. He proposes a monthly meeting of one or several wine makers, in which they share their know-how and allow you to discover their best wines through a tasting. The morning wine tasting session is followed by a gastronomic lunch in the Albert 1er restaurant with the elaboration of a special menu in accordance with the winemaker’s wines, who will take pleasure in joining you at the table.

Wine Tasting Lunches - September 2015 - Gérald Besse in Martigny, Switzerland

What a long way we have come since 1979! That year, Gerald bought his first plot of vines. A self-taught winegrower, he decided to dedicate himself to the passion for vines and wines that his grandfather Clement Besse awoke in him. Patricia, his wife, joined him after a few months and the two of them accomplished all the work. Five years later, the couple transformed an old farm into a cellar to raise their first vintage. Little by little, fuelled by their enthusiasm and conviction, the estate grew and matured, reaching 20 hectares today.
What distinguishes the Besse estate? Thanks to our knowledge of our vineyards' various terroirs, we plant the grape varieties according to their affinities. In the cellar, we vinify each one respectfully of its varietal typicity. In 2001, a wine-barrels cellar was built to raise some of our specialties and enable the creation of a range of wines to be laid down, the Serpentines.

Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th September 2015

Wine tasting:

Fendant « Les Bans » 2014
Petite Arvine « Martigny » 2014
Ermitage « Serpentines » Martigny v.v 2013
Merlot « Serpentines » Martigny 2013


"Foie gras de canard", fera fish from Lake Geneva, green apple
Whole roasted “Black Angus” beef flank, juniper sauce,
potatoes and kohlrasi with black truffle
Etivaz cheese
Mirabelle tart, verbena sabayon
Bite-sized desserts and chocolates

Proposed wines:

Païen « Serpentines » Martigny 2013
Syrah « Serpentines » Martigny 2008
Ermitage « Serpentines » Martigny v.v 2010
Petite Arvine « Serpentines » Martigny flétrie sur souche 2007

Programme detailled below


Some practical information :

Next winetasting lunches:
To be define

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The wine tasting takes place at 10.30am in the Albert 1er salons.
We ask you to join us in the Albert 1er entrance hall, about 15 minutes before the start of the wine tasting.
It will be followed by lunch at the gastronomic restaurant 'Albert 1er' at 12:00 noon.

The price for the wine tasting and the gastronomic lunch is 95 €uro per person.
The lunchtime menu including wine, water and coffee is 70 €uro per person.

We wish to inform you that it is not possible to sign up solely for the wine tasting, however you are welcome to sign up just for the lunch, which will end around 3.00pm.
N.B. In order to guarantee your reservation, we ask you your credit card details (long number, expiration date and security code).
In case of cancellation 48 hours prior to the wine tasting concerned, the value of the wine tasting lunch per cancelled person will be charged, except if we manage to find somebody to replace you.
Thank you for your understanding.

We are already at your disposal for any reservation requests.
You can contact us for information and availability at:
Please feel free to reserve as of now, so as not to miss out on these exceptional meetings at the Albert 1er.