Designed by Swiss architect Mario Botta, our wine cellar, is a magnificent space that restaurant and hotel guests are permitted to visit.
Romain Iltis, Head Sommelier of Villa René Lalique, has taken this 200-sqm space under his wing. The cases of wine are in display cabinets so that visitors can view this exceptional collection with over 12,000 bottles.
The collection includes numerous wines from Alsace. Established in this region for nearly a century,
Maison Lalique was keen to give these Alsatian wines pride of place on the list. Romain Iltis, “Meilleur Sommelier de France” 2012 and “Meilleur Ouvrier de France” 2015 collects them directly from the winegrowers. To pay tribute to them and make them better known, Maison Lalique has joined forces with James Suckling to publish a ‘Guide to Great Wines of Alsace – Lalique & James Suckling’. This is a listing of 650 of the region’s wines, rated by the American wine critic. The wine list also includes a wide variety of American and Bordeaux wines, notably some century-old Sauternes, most purchased directly from the estates. Originating from the Denz family cellar, they have been treasured for generations. Also worth discovering are the wines from the estates owned by Vignobles Silvio Denz in the Bordeaux region, Spain and Italy. Also featured are the estates of Silvio Denz’s friends, indicated on the menu by the phrase ‘Partner and Friend of Lalique.’
The result is a unique wine list with more than 60,000 bottles from all over the world. One thousand of these wines have received scores of 90-100 from the acclaimed wine critic, Robert Parker. More than one hundred have reached the highest score: 100 points.
The cellar is available for private hire for tastings and private or corporate events.