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 - January 2016 - Bernard Hudelot - Château Villars-Fontaine in Burgundy

The new Vercingetorix, it’s him! Since fifty years, Bernard HUDELOT is a winemaker in the Hautes-Côtes. A tireless defender of traditional wines against the technologic wines which are submerged the entire market.
“The wine is my life” Bernard HUDELOT said, and retiring belongs to the unreal.
With this such traditional character, his wines must certainly have a strongly temper. In his romantic Château of Villars-Fontaine, Bernard HUDELOT works in a traditional and old way.

Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st January 2016

Wine Tasting :

  • Hautes Côtes de Nuits Blanc Le Rouard 2009
  • Hautes Côtes de Nuits Blanc Les Jiromées 2004
  • Hautes Côtes de Nuits Rouge Les Genévriers 1994
  • Hautes Côtes de Nuits Rouge Les Genévriers 2003


Slow cooked free range egg, salsify spaghetti with black truffle
Spit roasted Bresse chicken breast, black trffle under the skin,
smoked jerusalem artichoke mousseline,
the thigh with black truffle in ravioli

Soumaintrain fermier – Langres - Epoisses
Candied apple « millefeuilles », vanilla cream
Bite-sized deserts and chocolates

Proposed wines :

  • Hautes Côtes de Nuits Blanc Le Rouard 2007
  • Hautes Côtes de Nuits Rouge Les Genévriers 2000
  • Hautes Côtes de Nuits Rouge Les Genévriers Grande Tradition 2006
  • Hautes Côtes de Nuits Blanc Les Jiromées Grande Tradition 2010

Detailed programme available here



Some practical information :

Next winetasting lunches:
Saturday 12th and Sunday 13st March 2016
Domaine Di Barro - Aoste - Italy

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.

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.