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 tastings – April 2017 – Domaine Vincent Girardin

For the last wine tasting of the winter season, we will welcome Vincent Girardin Domain, from Meursault – Burgundy. However, victim of his own success, theses dates are already fully booked.

Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd April 2017

In 1980, Vincent Girardin, at the age of 19, the son of a family of winegrowers based in Santenay since the 17th century, creat his own domain from two hectares of vines that he had inherited from his parents.

The quality of his wines was quickly recognized by connoisseurs all over the world. So, he focused on the great white and red wines of the Côte de Beaune and purchased grapes from producers who shared the same philosophy and the same high standards

A collection of Burgundy wines by Vincent Girardin with the same standard of excellence

It was only in the early 2000s with the arrival of Eric Germain as winemaker, that a profound change began to take place.

In 2012 Vincent Girardin sold his operation to a long-standing partner of the Maison : Jean-Pierre Nié, President of the Compagnie des Vins d'Autrefois in Beaune. Eric Germain took place at the head of the company and continues to uphold the style of the wines. He spend 70 % of his time in the vineyards, as in his mind, the mastery of vine is the most important to produce great wines. Every vine is gown in a sustainable farming way, almost organic farming.

Maison Vincent Girardin offer prestigious appellations coming from 9 villages in the Côte de Beaune:
Meursault, Puligny Montrachet, Chassagne Montrachet, Saint Aubin, Santenay, Savigny Les Beaune, Aloxe Corton, Volnay and Pommard.

For further information, you can find here an article published on ' Le Vigneron ' magazine (in French).

The morning tasting session, presented and commented by Mr. CASCHERA Marco & Mr. ESMONIN Dominique, 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. CASCHERA Marco & Mr. ESMONIN Dominique will take pleasure in joining you at the table.

10:30 am - Tasting of different Wines:
- Pernand-Vergelesses, Vieilles vignes blanc, 2014
- Meursault, les Tessons blanc, 2015
- Meursault 1er Cru, Perrières blanc, 2014
- Quintessence de Corton Charlemagne grand cru, 2011

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

Lobster medallion in a frozen court-bouillon,
pincer rillettes
Spit-roasted rack of fed-milk veal, morels sauce
Cheese from Cîteaux abbey
Rhubarb and raspberry tart, Sichuan pepper sorbet
Tea & coffee
bite-sized, chocolates and mignardises

Wines served with this menu:
                - Meursault 1er Cru, les Charmes blanc, 2014
                - Volnay 1er cru rouge, les Santenots, 2013
                - Chassagne-Montrachet blanc 1er cru, les Caillerets, 2011
                - Crémant de Bourgogne – Domaine Thibert

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 17th and Sunday 18th June 2017 - Fuori Mondo Domain in Toscane ( Italie )
Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th July 2017 - Portos de la Quinta do Noval in Douro ( Portugal )
Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th September 2017 - Bernard Magrez’ wines ( Bordeaux ) – to be confirmed
Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th October 2017 - Billecart Salmon Champagne

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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.

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.

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Please feel free to reserve as of now, so as not to miss out on these exceptional meetings at the Albert 1er.