Fabulous Wines

In our Purple Ski Chalets, we take as much pride in the wines that we serve as we do the food.

We work with Le Verre Gourmand, a local wine merchant based in the French Alps, to advise us on our wine selection. They are committed to sourcing a superb selection of characterful wines. When putting together our wine list, we aim for a balanced list which will compliment the food we serve, with a particular focus on French wines but a growing selection of international and New World wines.

Wine List

During dinner, you will be served – at the chef’s discretion – a selection of wines from our cellar (a
different red and white each evening). The wines in our cellar include the following:



2022 Veuve Clicquot Vintage **
Taittinger Cuvee Prestige **



Naonis Prosecco Brut **


White Wines

2021 Aumônier Sauvignon ** ( Loire )
2022 Château Montfrin CDR à la Rêverie ( Rhône )
2021 Nuovo Quadro Gavi di Gavi ( Italy )
2018 Buxy Montagny 1er Cr Tête de Cuvée ( Burgundy )
2021 Saraja Kintari Vermentino di Gallura ( Sardinia )
2021 Quenard Chignin-Bergeron Les Terrasses ( Savoie )
2021 Pabiot Pouilly-Fumé ( Burgundy )
2021 Christophe Patrice Chablis ( Burgundy )
2020 Deux Roches Pouilly-Fuissé ( Burgundy )


Red Wines

2020 Boutinot CDRV Les Coteaux ** ( Rhône )
2016 Azabache Rioja ( Spain )
2021 Manoir du Carra Brouilly ( Beaujolais )
2020 Domaine Fourmone Vacqueyras ( Rhône )
2020 Baies de Bernateau Saint Emilion ( Bordeaux )
2021 Novis Saint Joseph La Capricieuse ( Rhône )
2020 Marchesi di Barolo Barbera d’Alba Peiragal ( Italy )
2020 Guiton Savigny-Les-Beaune 1er Cru ( Burgundy )
2019 Mont Redon Châteauneuf-du-Pape ( Rhône )
2018 Château de Valois Pomerol ( Bordeaux )



2021 Cave d’Esclans Whispering Angel ( Côtes de Provence )


Dessert Wines + Port

Sauternes, Maison Sichel
Taylor LBV Port


And please feel free to help yourself to the “house” Champagnes, Prosecco and
“house” wines (**) whenever you wish.


We take as much pride in the wines that we serve as we do the food.


We offer a choice of brut, non vintage champagnes “on tap” (in other words, you can drink it whenever you wish): Taittinger Cuvee Prestige and Veuve Clicquot.

We chose these two champagnes after blind tastings with friends and past clients, of 6 different champagnes of similar standing (the others being Pol Roger, Ruinart, Charles Heidseick and Billecart Salmon). Taittinger, James Bond's champagne of choice was, by a good margin, the favourite choice of those who tasted it and was also very highly rated for brand and image. We decided to continue to offer Veuve Clicquot because it continues to be very well known and popular among many guests.


Taittinger has long been famous for the elegance and finesse of its Champagnes, together with a complexity and richness on the palate. These characteristics are attributable, in part, to the high percentage (40%: unique in the non-vintage champagnes) of Chardonnay in the blend, also to a minimum ageing of three years in the cellar.

You can read a review of it at TheWineDoctor.Com

"The origins of Champagne Taittinger date back to the original house founded in 1734 by Jacques Fourneaux. It is the 3rd oldest champagne house. However its links to the Taittinger family started in 1931 when it was purchased by the founder of today's company; Pierre Taittinger."

To quote in full from the 2008 Champagne Information Bureau Tasting tasting notes:

"Slightly honeyed, dried white fruits here. Rather soft but nicely composed, gentle mousse and an almost creamy richness. White fruit and minerals, also a little sulphur coming through from the nose onto the palate. I suspect this will be quite seductive with some time in bottle and fans should know that this cuvée is very typical for the Taittinger style."
From the 2008 Champagne Information Bureau Tasting. 16/20

Veuve Clicquot

Veuve Clicquot or Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin to give it its full name is perhaps the most recognised champagne in the world and really needs no introduction. Brut Non-Vintage is a blend of fifty crus, one third Chardonnay and incorporates up to one third reserve wine.

You can read a good review of it at TheWineDoctor.com.

To quote in full from "2008 Champagne Information Bureau Tasting" tasting notes.

Sulphur on the nose here, which has a rather hard character. It has an attractive style on the palate, despite all the criticism that VC has come in for recently there are clearly some good points here. Nevertheless through the midpalate it is softer, plump even, with a touch of toffee. Rather creamy, rather feminine, if anything rather unfocused and a little too perfumed. There are better Champagnes on the market I feel.
From the 2008 Champagne Information Bureau Tasting. 14/20

You can find out more about Champagne Information Bureau from their web site at www.champagne-civc.co.uk.

“We will never forget the sheer indulgence of sitting in the hot tub comparing Veuve with Taittinger, not something we do every day!”


Each chalet is also stocked with an open bar of spirits, beers and soft drinks. If we don't normally stock your favourite tipple just let us know and we will get it for you. Some premium brands/drinks are not included as standard but given enough notice we can usually get them in for you and add to your bill.