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.

Déjeuners oenologiques du Hameau Albert 1er - “La Vrille” vineyard domain

“La Vrille” vineyard domain, Chambave - Italy

This month, we are pleased to introduce ‘ La Vrille ‘ Domain, with Mr. Deguillaume Hervé.

Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th March 2017

The vineyard business ‘ La Vrille ‘ is situated in the Aosta Valley, at 650 m high. It was create in 2002, by Luciana and Hervé.
Hervé, great-grand-son of a Aosta Valley family, came back to his land and decided to cultivate vineyard. Little by little, he now purchases and cultivates 15.000 m².

In 2005, he makes his first wine from Cornalin and Fumin harvests.
From his mind, everything begins by the vineyard’s work : “ I give particular and respectful attention to the plant to avoid unnecessary treatments to the vineyard.

Most of their vineyards are located in a natural amphitheater with a South / South-East exposition.
Nowadays, almost two hectares and a half give some varieties of wine : Petit Rouge, Cornalin, Fumin, Gamay, Chambave Muscat, Pinot Noir.

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. Deguillaume Hervé will take pleasure in joining you at the table.

10:30 am - Tasting of different Wines:
- Vallée d’Aoste DOC Cornalin 2015
- Vallée d’Aoste DOC Gamay 2015
- Vallée d’Aoste DOC Chambave 2015
- Vallée d’Aoste DOC Chambave Muscat 2015

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

Egg in a ‘ Meurette ‘ way, Arnad bacon emulsion,
truffle soldier

Roasted pigeon breast from Racan, gravy with cherries,
ratte potatoes mousseline with cocoa

‘ Fontine’ Italian cheese

Citrus fruits, rosemary and honey biscuits

Tea & coffee
bite-sized, chocolates and mignardises

Wines served with this menu:
                - Vallée d’Aoste DOC Pinot Noir 2013
                - Vallée d’Aoste DOC Fumin 2012
                - Vallée d’Aoste DOC Cornalin 2014
                - Vallée d’Aoste DOC Chambave Muscat Flétri 2013

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 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.