To complement the refined contemporary French cuisine of Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, Gérard Margeon, Alain Ducasse Entreprise Wine Director, has created the 1000-bin wine list.
With a team of four sommeliers, Head of wines Vincent Pastorello and Head Sommelier Christopher Bothwell offer a personal, tailor-made wine service that is friendly and accessible, but always knowledgeable and professional.
The wine list at Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester evolves constantly, meeting the expectations of the cosmopolitan London marketplace where customers are open to new wine experiences. It reflects the excellence of French vineyards with 85% of the list originating from France. The remainder of the list is 10% from the rest of Europe and 5% from the New World.
One section of the French list illustrates the great classics and is organised by vineyard - Chablis, Meursault, Puligny, Chassagne – and is then broken down by Premiers Crus and Grands Crus. Within the red Burgundy section, the Grands Crus are all featured, and a section is dedicated to the most exceptional wines Romanée Conti and Maison Leroy. The following section features some lesser-known wines to be discovered from Bordeaux, Burgundy and the Rhône.
From the rest of Europe, there are many great classics from Germany, Austria, Italy and Spain. The short New World selection also features many complex and elegant appellations.
There is an exceptional Champagne list of more than 80 selections, with a choice of four Champagnes offered by the glass, in addition to six sweet wines and three Ports.
The stylish Champagne trolley, designed by Patrick Jouin, is constructed in light wood, leather and Corian, and is presented at each table at the beginning of the meal.
From Vincent’s and Christopher's ‘coup de coeur’ wines to discover to exceptional domains, from the exciting selection of wines by the glass to exclusive cuvées served from a magnum or a Jeroboam, wine lovers and all amateurs can find the best option for all occasions.