The Perfect Conditions for Fine Wine

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We are the experts in kitting your chalet out with high quality products that make a holiday, such as Egyptian cotton bed linens, stylish furniture, classic tableware, contemporary soft furnishings and natural furs. Once the chalet has come together in all it’s glory, it’s time for the finishing touches. Chalet Shop has teamed up with Richard Dawes Fine Wine to help you face the dilemma of what to drink after a day on the slopes, and in true Chalet Shop form, you can even have it pre-delivered to your door, HUGE TICK! We’ve come a long way since the days of ‘chalet plonk’ – your guests have refined tastes and expect the best from their stay in a luxury chalet. So read on for a few tips from the experts at RDFW on how to make a ski holiday in your chalet one to remember…and one to repeat!

Which fizz makes the perfect welcome for your guests?

Pol Roger Cuvẻe Sir Winston Churchill

If you want to make a strong first impression, then look no further. Pol Roger created their Prestige Cuvẻe in homage to Sir Winston Churchill. This robust champagne will be sure to warm the cockles and get the party started.

Composed exclusively of grapes sourced from Grand Crus Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vineyards which were already under vine during Churchill’s lifetime, this is a fizz to get the banter flowing nice and early. Bottoms up!

Did someone say lunch?

Denis Race Chablis 1er Cru ‘Montmains’ 2014

The Race Family are famed for producing bright and stylish wines. This wine would be spot on served as an aperitif or with cold meats. The 2014 is packed full of flavour and aroma, with hints of citrus, peach and characteristically mineral notes from the limestone soil that was once bathed in sunlight. This is the ideal, refreshing opener for a long, leisurely lunch.


White-out

Morgon Cote du Py Jean Foillard 2014

Perfect for when a white-out calls for wine. Superbly drinkable, this wine leaves you wanting more, which is why we suggest you buy it in magnums. Grown on the side of a mountain, in fact an old volcano, the crumbling schist soil gives Gamay a distinctive flavour. This is not your typical Beaujolais, yes Gamay is the grape, but it is made in the style of a top quality Burgundy. This is a delicious drop with hints of strawberries, cranberries and vanilla.

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Après Ski

Sanguis Syrah Pilgrim 2012

Snow, steak and Sanguis, life couldn’t get better right now. This full bodied, yet refined Syrah will ensure you have a memorable night. Figs, cassis, olives, milk chocolate, black cherries, have we tempted you enough yet? Hand crafted by wine maker Matthias Pippig from the Bien Nacido vineyard, the California based Sanguis brand now carries cult status and is a sure bet for impressing guests.

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To kick start the apres ski, Richard Dawes Fine Wines will put together a package for you, taking into account your personal preferences. If you would like to find out more or just want some advice about the perfect wine for your chalet then contact the experts at wine@rdfinewine.com or call +44 (0) 20 7924 4300, www.rdfinewine.com.

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To find out more about the Wine Rack and Bottle Bath featured in the main image, as well as all our other bar and wine accessories, visit www.chalet-shop.com/bar.