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Delicious Mountain Wines

Our chalet wines & the stories behind them

Great wine is an integral part of any luxury catered chalet holiday. But here at Delicious Mountain we've taken it to the next level. In search of the perfect wine selection for our guests, we have gone to the wine producers directly, visiting their wineries and vineyards to source the perfect complements for our famous chalet catering.

Sourced Directly from the Growers

Since travelling across France to meet the producers and taste the wines at source, we have been refining our wine list year-on-year. We think the 2017-2018 selection is our best to date.

In each case these are small, independent growers farming just a few hectares of lovingly-nurtured vines. In each case, the grapes these vines yield are organic and/or biodynamically farmed.

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White Wines
  • Vignobles Boyer Sauvignon Blanc Cuvée Alicia 2016. 100% Sauvignon Blanc grown on young vines. Produced with no added sugars and with the skins left on the grapes, this wine has natural acidity. It is pale in colour with aromas of pineapple, lemon, green apple and sweet gooseberry. Mr. Boyer informs us that this is his best vintage yet! The wine takes its name from his eldest daughter.
  • Vignobles Boyer La Grande Cigale Blanc 2016 A blend of Chardonnay and Voignier grapes aged 12 months in new oak barrels. This is a complex white with hints of pineapple and just a touch of oak.
  • Château de la Gravelle Gorges Muscadet 2012. 100% Melon grapes grown on 65-year-old vines. Old vines have a lower yield but more flavour (it's all about quality not quantity!) This is a dry wine with a fruity side. We love this vineyard in the Loire. It is a real family affair and Veronique, along with her children, produce all organic wines with real respect for the ‘terroir.’
  • Clos Rocailleux Mauzac Vielles Vignes 2016 100% Mauzac grapes grown on 60-year-old vines. Elegant, complex and dry. Aromas of green apples, pears, citrus fruits, almonds and white flowers. Jack and Margaret bought Clos Rocailleux in 2011 after Jack got his degree in Viticulture. We met them when we spent a summer in the Gaillac region and loved their enthusiasm and passion as well as their wines!
  • La Fleur Solitaire 2015. 60% Grenache Blanc 30% Viognier 10% Marsanne. A rare find, there aren't too many white Cote du Rhone wines! This one is exceptional with a warm, complex nose of honey, lemon curd and a hint of floral aromas. a true micro cuvee crafted from only 7 barrels of fantastic wine producing less than 3,000 bottles. The grapes are pressed gently and fermented at low temperature, 40% unoaked with 60% aged in 2-3-year-old barrels for only 6 months.
  • Domaine Rives-Blanques 2016. 90% chardonnay and 10% Chenin Blanc. Harvested in the cool of night, sorted by hand, and pressed even before the sun has risen. It is, “simple but not stupid”: a great wine to have before a meal, with a meal, or after a meal. Many Michelin star restaurants have this wine as their house-wine.
  • Le Fief Noir Nouvelle Confidences 2015. 100% Chenin Blanc. The organic grapes are left longer on the vines to sun-ripen making the wine more golden in colour and sweeter in taste. We’d like to offer this wine to you to try on the last evening of your holiday with the cheeseboard. Mmmmmmm mmmmm!
Rose Wine
  • Tour Saint Honore TSH 2016. A blend of Grenache, Cinsault, Tibouren, Mourvèdre grapes. This is a beautiful organic rose from Provence. Fingers crossed there’s a nice sunny day and you can enjoy a (plastic) glass or two in the hot tub!
Red Wines
  • Domaine Capmartin la Syrah de Simon 2016. 100% Syrah. On the fruit, raspberry and the spices, pepper. This is a very quaffable, soft and aromatic wine. Guy Capmartin, a descendant of a family of winemakers, decided to create his own estate. The first vintage was born in 1987. Over the years the estate has grown and turned to organic farming since 2012.
  • Naturel Rouges - Les Vieilles Vignes de Paul Boyer 2011. Blend of Syrah, Carigan and Grenache, 30% of which is aged in oak barrels. Medium bodied, elegant and slightly spicy. Musky, mossy aromas. A Big red wine. This has been on our Carte Du Vin every season it's just so, so good.
  • Combeval Grande Reserve 2016. Sold to us by one of our suppliers (Le Verre Gourmand – excellent wholesaler by the way) as a fireside cuddle in a glass. This is a very accurate description — a rich, deep red wine with a rounded taste.
  • Château Vincens Origine Cahors 2014. 100% Malbec. A structured wine, powerful and long in the mouth. Cahors Malbec gives powerful and colourful wines, rich in tannins and suitable for aging.
  • Château Vincens Origine Cahors 2014. 100% Malbec. A structured wine, powerful and long in the mouth. Cahors Malbec gives powerful and colourful wines, rich in tannins and suitable for aging.
  • Château Haut Monplaisir Malbec 2014. 100% Malbec. These organic grapes, grown on 20+ year old vines are aged for 20 months in oak barrels. Almost black, this Cahors has a great bouquet, fresh red and black fruits, spices and hints of oak. Cathy and Daniel Fournié’s philosophy is to "create wines as naturally as possible."
  • Delmas Pinot Noir 2014. 100% Pinot Noir. A lighter red with fruity notes. The Domaine Delmas, at the foot of the Pyrenees and close to Carcassonne, has been in the family for 3 generations. Production switched to organic methods in 1986 and it has remained this way since. Today, there are 31 hectares of vineyards and nearly 160,000 bottles sold each year in France and internationally.
  • Crémant de Savoie Cuvée Marétès. We want to welcome you to the chalet with a little something locally produced. This crémant is made close to Chambery from Jacquère grapes. We serve it with a few Alpine ‘myrtilles’ (blueberries) in the bottom like a Savoie Style Kir Royale.
  • Cremant de Bourgogne Organic Cuvee Egarade Vintage 2012 This cremant is produced using grapes from the champagne region and using traditional methods
  • Naonis Prosecco Brut NV. 100% Glera grapes. This is our one deviation from France across the border into Italy because you just cannot beat a good prosecco! This example has won awards. It is super fizzy (or ‘moussy’ as I was informed) and it is great as an aperitif.
  • Laurent Perrier La Cuvée NV. €30.00 per bottle
    Please do let us know if you’d like us to chill down a bottle of this classic champagne for a special occasion. The house of Laurent Perrier was founded in 1812 and since then, it is a name that has become synonymous with Quality French Champagne. La Cuvée is a champagne of great finesse and beautiful freshness, obtained after a long ageing process.

Clos Rocailleux

Clos Rocailleux Vineyard, France

Jack's dream became a reality in 2011 when he found Clos Rocailleux...

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Véronique Günther Chéreau

For VĂ©ronique and Aurore, wine producing is very much a family business... Visit website

VGC Wine Producers, France

Château Haut Monplaisir

Wine growers, Daniel and Cathy

Their estate covers 30 acres of organic vines... Visit website

Domaine Delmas

The Delmas family have been producing organic wines since 1986... Visit website

Delmas Wine Producers, France

Paul Boyer Wines

Paul Boyer Wine Producers, France

Boyer wines aim to express naturally the character of the grape variety... Visit website