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 - Domaine du Vissoux

Le Domaine Du Vissoux

This month, we are pleased to introduce the Domaine du Vissoux- Grands vins du Beaujolais, with Mr. Esmonin and their authentic and high quality terroir wines.

Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th February 2017

In the hamlet of “Le Vissoux”, that is the cradle of the family Vissoux-Chermette, is our wonderfully sited single stretch southwest facing vineyard.
The granitic soil gives specificity to this domain and contributes to giving more structure to the wines made here.

Pierre-Marie Chermette took over the family estate in 1982. Pierre-Marie and Martine, his wife, have always been inclined towards making wine that is as natural as possible and have a single goal: that their work and produce be of the highest quality.

The morning tasting session is followed by a gastronomic lunch in the Albert 1er restaurant. Pierre proposes you a menu elaborated match perfectly with the wines of the domain. Mr. Esmonin, who will present the domain, will take pleasure in joining you at the table.

10:30 am - Tasting of different Wines:
- Crémant de Bourgogne Blanc Chardonnay
- Beaujolais white wine, Chardonnay 2015
- Beaujolais red wine, Les Griottes 2015
- Beaujolais Cœur de Vendanges Vignes Centenaires 2015

12:00 noon - Lunch at the 'Albert 1er' restaurant

Duck Foie-Gras poached with vanilla

Spit-roasted rack of young pig, lobster
and home-made black pudding in polenta ravioli

Saint Marcellin

Rose Panna cotta, litchi sorbet

Tea & Coffee
Bite-sized, chocolates and mignardises

Wines served with this menu:
- Beaujolais white wine, 2015
- Fleurie Poncie 2015
- Moulin à Vent, les 3 Roches 2015
- Crémant de Bourgogne rosé


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


Some practical information :

Next winetasting lunches:
Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th March 2017 - Domaine de La Vrille, at Chambave in Italie
Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd April 2017 - Vincent Girardin, wine-grower in Meursault

If you wish to receive the detailled programme for the next events please give us your email address here

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.

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.