Wine tasting lunches

Following Christian Martray’s departure, Alain Gousse has since taken on the role of Head Sommelier, and with it, the continuation of our ever popular wine tasting lunches.

We propose 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.

Drappier Champagne
Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th October 2014

One land, one family, one style.

Michel Drappier has not only inherited the land gained over the past 200 years by his family members, but their knowledge. The Drappier winery aims to produce Champagne wines that are authentic in nature. Far from the hype that sometimes traps a wine in its image, Michel Drappier refuses to make the "best" Champagne, knowing that everything associated with wine is a matter of taste. Rather than technical ability, he seeks to attain a particular style, while continually improving the small details that make the difference. With sophisticated excellence, he prefers the natural and the authentic. He strives to make true wines, without complication.

Winetasting :
Brut Nature
Brut Nature Rosé
Grande Sendrée 2006

Menu :
Grilled scallop, carpaccio with citrus vinaigrette,

Poached Bresse chicken breast, truffles under the skin
root vegetables simmered with truffle

Chaource cheese

Mirabelle plums, almond blanc-mange on a short-crust biscuit

Bite-sized desserts and chocolates

Proposed wines during lunch:
Grande Sendrée Magnum 2004
Millésime Exception 2002 en Jéroboam
Blanc de Blancs
Carte d'Or Brut

Next winetasting lunches:
Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th December 2014 : Château Le Tertre Roteboeuf

Detailled programme below

Some practical information:

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.