L’Atelier des Augustins
It’s a love story between Nicolas Guilloton and wine. The chef has all tasted wine from all regions, though has a real crush on Burgundy wines, and this is where he has developed a real oenological understanding. At the Atelier des Augustins, wine is as much of a backbone as the fresh produce.
From region to region, from east to west, from north to south of France, the chef has met true interpreters of terroir, passionate winegrowers to the last. Patiently, he has built up a cellar of more than 400 references, and is particularly well stocked in Burgundy, Loire and Rhone Valley.
Starting with the unlisted vintages unearthed by almost hint of force, to wines from high-standing estates, the cellar at Atelier des Augustins has a many-faceted repertoire.
Among the favourites: Domaine de la Vougeraie, Domaine Denis Mortet, Domaine Trapet or even the Marquis d´Angerville estate in Burgundy. It was love at first sight for Domaine Ganevat in the Jura and the jewels of Zind-Humbrecht and Weinbach from the Alsace. Further south, the chef fell in love with Côtes Rôties from Domaine Jamet, Georges Vernet’s Condrieu and the Cornas from Domaine Clape. Enormous affection for the velvet wines of Marlène Soria, at Domaine Peyre Rose in Languedoc, a slight woman of great character. Finally, the Chef and the sommelier have a strong attachment for the great white wines of the Loire Pouilly-Fumés from Didier Dagueneau to the Vouvray de Huet, passing through Saumur-Champigny and the elegant wines of Thierry Germain.