Wine Tasting Lunches

Following Christian Martray’s departure, Alain Gousse has recently arrived to take 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.


Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th April 2014
OGIER Winery


Being settled in Ampuis for a number of generations at the heart of the Côte-Rôtie vineyards, the winery of Stéphane and Michel Ogier is a story of family and passion.
Stéphane, who took over from his father, Michel in 1998, emulates a generation of young and ambitious winemakers and he is devoted to an exemplary level of winemaking,
whereby he reveals the typical elegance of the Côte-Rôtie appellation.  The Ogier winery belongs amongst the Rhone Valley elite and we are delighted to let you discover its aromatic,
silky and elegant wines that are completely devoted to the terroir. 


10h30 > Wine Tasting

Viognier de Rosine 2012 • Le temps est venu 2012 (CDR) • La Rosine « Syrah » 2012 • L’Âme Soeur « Syrah de Seyssuel » 2011 • Côte Rôtie 2011 • Côte Rôtie « La Belle Hélène » 2010


12h00 > Gourmet lunch

Pierre Maillet and Pierre Carrier propose a gourmet lunch organised by our Head Sommelier Alain Gousse,
in accordance with a selection of wines of the Domaine Ogier.


Robert Blanc green asparagus, Brittany lobster roasted in its shell,
frothy shellfish sauce and hollandaise

Spit-roasted piece of Salers beef, olive and savory sauce, dauphinois-style potatoe
Blue Cordon, Banon and Brie de Meaux cheeses

Spiced pear melba on a shortbread biscuit, iced pastry fingers

Bite-sized desserts and chocolates, tea and coffee


Condrieu « La Combe de Malleval » 2012
Côte Rôtie 2007
Côte Rôtie 2001
Roussanne 2005


Print our programme here


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 to prepay the full amount to the reception desk, either by credit card, cash or cheque. In the case of a cancellation, you will be fully refunded providing: you inform us at least 7 days prior to the wine tasting event concerned or we manage to find somebody to replace you. Thank you for your understanding.


Next events:

Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th May 2014: Fine Burgundy wines, Dominique Laurent domain

We are already at your disposal for any reservation requests.

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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.


38, route du Bouchet - 74400 Chamonix Mont-Blanc
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