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Champagne and wine

French cuisine cannot be imagined without good wines. At Chez Alexandre, we recommend unforgettable culinary experiences by providing the best marriage between food and wine.

In addition, Chez Alexandre is well known for having the best selection of champagne.

Champagne Bar

Champagne by the glass for any occasion. Sword available to cut your bottles.

In 2000 & 2001 Chez Alexandre was crowned the best champagne bar in Montreal by Moët et Chandon & Cordon Rouge.

History
Champagne and Wine

White Champagne

Foamy. The French name “Mousseux” is used to refer to sparkling wine not produced in the Champagne region, but it has all the characteristics of Champagne. The brands offered at Chez Alexandre are outstanding examples of Mousseux.

Mumm le cordon Rouge. The long aging of this wine provides the extra flavors of vanilla and roasted nuts and a hint of toast. Mumm le cordon Rouge is a result of the carefully chosen infusion of the terroir and wine reserves.

Moët et Chandon. Celebrate your accomplishments and moments of success at Chez Alexandre with the generosity and splendor of Moët. Moët et Chandon champagne has been associated with glamour since the House was founded in 1743 by Claude Moët. These are the values we share and the values that inspired the founder’s grandson Jean-Remy Moët to share this champagne with the world.

Dom Pérignon 1998. Each bottle of Dom Pérignon is definitely a distinct act of creation. The Chef of Dom Pérignon centers the power of the Caverne de Création on his absolute devotion. Chez Alexandre is proud to serve the singular result of a long and controlled elaboration process including a precise fitting and an extended period of maturation of the lees.

Cristal Brut 1994. Cuvée Cristal is the ideal accompaniment to very delicate food products, particularly caviar, fish, seafood, oysters, scallops, lobster and crayfish.

Pink Champagne

Moët et Chandon Rosé. Moët et Chandon Rosé is a spontaneous, radiant and romantic expression of Moët et Chandon, a style distinguished by its brilliant fruitiness, seductive palate and elegant maturity. Great for celebrations at Chez Alexandre.

Laurent Perrier Rosé. Before 1968, making non-vintage rosé champagne was virtually unthinkable. It was in the midst of a cultural revolution that visionary Bernard de Nonancourt gave it its credentials. This audacious wine combines real structure with freshness and a soft, vinous character. Laurent Perrier Rosé is perfect for dinner at Chez Alexandre.

Dom Perrier Rosé. The whole is greater than the sum of the parts in this harmonious version. A delicate pearl caresses the palate, while the fruit paste, dried apricot, pastry and pickled ginger flavors spread over the palate. Subtly floral, with a good framework of acidity leading to the appetizing finish of smoky mineral and dried fruit.

Cristal Brut Rosé. Critics have rated this rosé wine as the best available among the Champagne.

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Our Wines

Our selection of wines makes Chez Alexandre stand out as one of the most renowned French restaurants.

Our selection includes:

Red Wine

Haut Médoc/Médoc/Pessac-Léognan/Canon Froncac. The southern or upstream part of the left bank of the Gironde is known as the Haut-Médoc (Upper Médoc). 6 villages have their own appellations: Margot, Saint-Julien, Pauillac, St.-Estèphe, Listrac and Moulis. The rest are classified simply as Haut-Médoc. The predominant grape planted here is Cabernet Sauvignon.

Margaux. Pauillac is the stronghold of ‘traditional’ Red Bordeaux, Margot represents its other facet in the production of wines that are a little bit of the region’s most sensual and charming. The largest commune in the Médoc, it encompasses the communes of Cantenac, Soussans, Arsac and Labaude, in addition to the village of Margaux itself. Its best examples are the paragons of refinement and subtlety that have few parallels in Bordeaux.

Pauiliac. Pauillac wines are rich, enveloped and tannic. They gracefully combine elegance with coupled power and complexity. Notable flavors of black currant, blackberry, tobacco, cigar box, spice, earth, pencil, cedar, woody and moist forest aromas coupled with powerful wines, firm tannins, and majestic behavior are what many people expect from Bordeaux, especially on the left side.

Saint-Estephe. St. Estèphe is the northernmost of the most important communes in the Médoc, bordering Pauillac at its southernmost border, with only a ravine and a stream separating it from Ch. Lafite Rothschild. The wines may appear austere in youth, but typically show good depth of color, pronounced acidity and tannins in youth, and are exceptionally long-lasting. At their best, they are the equal of almost any Bordeaux.

St-Emilion. First officially classified in 1954, St. Emilion is one of Bordeaux’s greatest winemaking appellations, producing more wine than Listrac, Moulis, St. Estèphe, Pauillac, St. Julien and Margaux combined. Many of the region’s best vineyards can be found set on the steep limestone slopes of the village itself, although a rookie band of garage producers avoid the terroir to make wines produced in small, deeply concentrated runs from their homes.

White Wine

Entre deux mers. Entre-Deux-Mers is a wine region in Bordeaux, France. It is located between the Garonne and the Dordogne and is bordered to the east by the border of the department of Gironde and to the west by the Bec d’Ambès, the confluence of the Garonne and the Dordogne. It is a result of dry white wine from a mixture of three grape varieties: mainly Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Muscadelle.

Torrontes Terrazas (Argentina). Intense and refined, this wine reveals a distinctive grapefruit and lemon zest profile, coupled with delicate floral notes and subtle mineral aromas. It is fruity and sensual, naturally balanced and fresh. Great aroma and persistence of taste, characteristic of the Torrontés variety.

L’Alsace. This wine is produced in the Alsace region of France and is mainly white. Because of its Germanic influence, it is the only Appellation d’Origine Controlled Region in France to produce mainly variants of labelled wines, typically of grape varieties similar to those used in German wine.

La Bourgogne. Burgundy wine is produced in the valleys and slopes west of the Saône, a tributary of the Rhone. The most famous wines produced here – those generally referred to as “des Bourgognes” – are dry red wines made from Pinot Noir grapes and white wines made from Chardonnay grapes.

The Rose cotes du Rhone. This is an Appellation Viticole d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC) for the Rhone wine region of France, which can be used anywhere in the region, also in those areas that are covered by other AOCs. This seductive wine has already won many blind tastings facing the world’s recognized and established rosés. This wine is among the best examples of the quality range of Guigal.

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À la carte

Our wine
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For the 40th anniversary of the restaurant Chez Alexandre, Jessica Harnois, sommelier, offers you her favourites from our wine list. Knowing Alain Creton and head sommelier Pierre Barillet for nearly 20 years, the sommelier, entrepreneur and hostess has worked for the world’s greatest establishments. She has also spent nearly four years as a buyer for the prestigious wines (SAQ Signature & Courrier vinicole) of the Société des alcools du Québec, in addition to being in charge of the 75,000 bottles of collector’s items in the cellar. Present in the media throughout the province, the sommelier has co-authored three books on wine and is president of the companies Vins au Féminin and Savori. She has also launched her line of Bu wines on the food market and in the SAQ.

The glasses

White wine

Bordeaux Château Bonnet
12.50$
Pinot gris Alsace
13.50$
Chardonnay
13.50$
Chablis Château Maligny
14.50$
Sancerre Les Baronnes
15.50$
Rosé Côtes du Rhône
14.50$
Moët Chandon France
24$
The glasses

Red wine

Chianti Classico
13.75$
Côtes de Rhône
13.75$
Shiraz
13.75$
Tautavel
13.75$
Pinot noir
14.50$
Bordeaux
15.50$
Bordeaux wines
Haut Médoc / Pessac-Léognan / Fronsac

Real jewels! Wines that open on a mineral framework supported by good crunchy black fruits. Good value for money.

2010 Château de Rochemorin ♡
75$
2008 Château de la Rivière
85$
2011 Château la Garde
93$
2012 Château Sociando-Mallet
145$
St-Julien

A little less known, he deserves his weight in gold. A blend dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon which makes the wines more structured, perfect for meat dishes.

2010 Château Lalande-Borie
92$
2010 Château du Glana ♡
98$
2012 Connétable Talbot
138$
2012 Château Haut-Beychevelle Gloria
112$
2011 Château Beychevelle
250$
Moulis en Médoc

This communal appellation is rich in history. Wines with aromas of blackcurrant, plums and caramel with powerful tannins.

2011 Château Guitignan
75$
2012 L’Oratoire de Chasse-Spleen ♡
95$
Saint-Estèphe

The wines of Saint-Estèphe are masculine. Good tannic structure, dense robe and pleasure in the mouth. This appellation guarantees excellent wines for laying down.

2011 Château La Croix
85$
2011 Château Picard
88$
2010 Château Ormes de Pez ♡
130$
2010 La Chapelle de Lafon-Rochet
140$
2010 Château Haut-Marbuzet (cru Bourgeois)
175$
Margaux

Margaux refers to elegance as a beautiful, strong woman. Their wines are supple on the palate and structured. They promise an unforgettable evening.

2010 Les Remparts de Ferrière
92$
2010 Château Charmant
95$
2011 Réserve Rauzan-Ségla ♡
114$
1991 Château Margaux
985$
2009 Ségla
173$
2011 Château Marquis de Terme
153$
2008 Château Brane-Cantenac
475$
St-Émilion

This magnificent commune to visit offers more supple wines dominated by Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. They are sweet and greedy.

2012 Château Cap de Merle ♡
65$
2011 Château Haute-Nauve
73$
2011 Château La Papeterie
78$
2011 Château Vieux Larmande
80$
2012 Château Gaillard
85$
2009 Château Trianon
148$
2010 Château Vieux Sarpe
128$
2002 Château Ausone (1er grand cru classé)
881$
2005 Château Angelus
950$
Pomerol / Lalande de Pomerol

When you say Pomerol, you say Petrus! This 100% Merlot wine is among the best in the world. This appellation is of great finesse.

2012 Pomerol Moueix ♡
61$
2011 Château Les Grands Sillons
82$
2012 Château Haut-Chaigneau
88$
2010 Château Garraud
92$
2011 Château Gouprie
104$
2009 Château La Croix Toulifaut
154$
2004 Château La Fleur Pétrus
550$
1983 Château Pétrus
1875$
1998 Château Pétrus
3900$
1999 Château Pétrus
1950$
1976 Château Pétrus
2175$
Pauillac

This appellation says a lot about Cabernet Sauvignon-based wines: spicy, earthy and menthol notes go perfectly with a good bleeding meat.

2011 La Rose Pauillac
98$
2012 Château Haut-Bages Libéral ♡
148$
2005 Château Duhart-Milon (4e grand cru)
178$
2009 Les Tourelles de Longueville
180$
1991 Château Lafite Rothschild
660$
1992 Château Lafite Rothschild
692$
1993 Château Lafite Rothschild
678$
1991 Château Lafite Rothschild
682$
1993 Château Lafite Rothschild
678$
1994 Château Lafite Rothschild
707$
1994 Les Forts de Latour
695$
1998 Château Mouton Rothschild (1er grand cru)
980$
2007 Château Mouton Rothschild (1er grand cru)
1150$
2005 Château Mouton Rothschild Mathusalem
12 150$
1991 Grand vin de Château Latour (1er grand cru)
855$
1998 Grand vin de Château Latour (1er grand cru)
975$
1995 Grand vin de Château Latour (1er grand cru)
1025$
Bordeaux Wines

Wine was introduced to the Bordeaux region by the Romans, probably in the middle of the 1st century, to provide wine for local consumption and the production of high quality wine has been continuous in the region ever since.

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Red Wines
Okanagan Valley

This warm region is very promising. The greatest Canadian wines are made here. Some vintages rival Bordeaux wines.

2012 Osoyoos Larose
98.50$
Corbières

The Grenache, Mourvède, Carignan and Cinsault varieties are in the spotlight. Sustained, fleshy and full of sunshine, they accompany grilled meats like a beef steak.

2013 Domaine de Villemajou Gérard Bertrand
68$
Loire

When you say Loire, you say Cabernet Franc! Wines fond of fruit accompany lighter dishes.

2013 Clos de la Briderie
54$
2013 Chinon
60$
2013 Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil ♡
64$
Hautes Côtes de Beaune / Côtes de nuits

Pinot noir at its best with a beautiful texture and fine grains. These wines offer complexity and go well with fish, poultry or red meats.

Pinot noir
61$
2013 Irancy Côte du Moutier Colinot
86$
2013 Santenay Camille Giroud
99$
2013 Marsannay Les Longeroies Camille Giroud
103$
2012 Ladoix Nudant ♡
112$
Italy

Italian wines are synonymous with romance and go wonderfully with tomato or braised dishes.

2013 Chianti Classico San Felice
56$
2013 Guidalberto Tenuta San Guido
125$
2010 Prunaio
138$
2013 Le Serre Nuove Dell’Ornellaia
145$
2010 Brunello di Montalcino Fornace
195$
Rhone Valley

The Syrah grape variety is king in the Rhone Valley. With notes of freshly ground pepper and violet, its charm and character can be drunk with a duck breast.

Côte du Rhône Perrin
54$
2014 Crozes-Hermitage Domaine des Entrefaux ♡
68$
2011 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Mont Redon
107$
2009 Côte-Rôtie, Les Grandes Places Domaine Pichat
191$
Côtes du Roussillon

The Côtes du Roussillon appellation is made up of spicy grape varieties: carignan, grenache noir and syrah. Accompany the spicy dishes with this appellation with notes of black pepper.

Tautavel Gérard Bertrand
52$
Magnums (1,5 L)

Great wines always improve better in large formats. Take advantage of a magnum to maximize your evening!

Haut Médoc
2010 Château La Lagune ♡
385$
Saint-Émilion
2011 Château Moulin St-Georges
375$
2005 Château Angélus
1645$
Saint-Julien
1997 Château Branaire-DuCrum
527$
2005 Château Léoville-Barton
565$
Saint-Estèphe
2011 Château Lafon-Rochet
375$
1997 Cos Labory
570$
2008 Château Calon-Ségur
570$
Pauillac
2005 Château Pontet-Canet ♡
561$
Piedmont
2008 Bricollina Batasiolo ♡
330$
Single Malt/Blended Scotch

Some are fruitier, others are more peaty; scotch allows time to stop.

Scotch
Johnnie Walker Red Label
9.15$
Johnnie Walker Black Label
12.18$
Johnnie Walker Gold Label
21.31$
Johnnie Walker Platinum Label
24.36$
Johnnie Walker Blue Label
36.53$
Chivas, 12 ans
12.18$
Chivas, 25 ans
44.36$
Aberlour, 10 ans ♡
12.18$
Elijah
12.18$
Woodford Reserve
12.18$
Talisker, corsé 10 ans
19.13$
Ardbeg, 10 ans
19.13$
Ardbeg Vigeadail
24.36$
Ardbeg Corry Vreckan
28$
Ardbeg Dark Cove
33$
Bernheim
16.53$
Glenmorangie, 10 ans
16.53$
Glenmorangie, 12 ans, La Santa ♡
19.13$
Glenmorangie, 12 ans, Quinta Ruban
19.13$
Glenmorangie, 12 ans, Nectar d’Or
20.87$
Glenlivet, doux 12 ans
12.18$
Mac Allan, gold
12$
Mac Allan, ambré
15$
Glenfiddich, doux 12 ans
10.50$
Glenfiddich, 15 ans
14$
Lagavulin, 16 ans
26.96$
Glenfiddich, 18 ans
19$
Cognac/Rhum
Armagnac V.S.O.P.
11.50$
Calvados X.O
13.15$
Hennessy X.O
23.50$
Rémy Martin X.O
23.50$
Louis XIII ♡
185$
Les Portos
Graham’s LBV
13$
Graham’s 10 ans ♡
19$
Graham’s 20 ans
24$
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White Wines
Entre Deux Mers
Château Bonnet André Lurton
51$
Argentine
Torrontés
58$
Californie
2014 Chardonnay La Crema
72$
Alsace
Pinot Gris
53.50$
Val de Loire
Sancerre Les Baronnes
69.50$
Bourgogne
Aligoté
54$
2015 Chablis Château Maligny Jean Durup
58.50$
2013 Santenay Les Trois Croix J. Bambara
85$
2014 Pouilly Fuissé Albert Bichot
89$
2014 Meursault Vieille Vignes
162$
Rosé Côtes du Rhône
Enfants de Vignerons
51$
The Wines of Champagne

Champagnes have been the signature of Chez Alexandre for 40 years.
As Napoleon said: “I can’t live without champagne. In victory, I deserve it, in defeat, I need it!”

White
Chandon Brut Classic (Mousseux)
72$
Mumm Cordon Rouge
185$
Ruinart
185$
Moët et Chandon
220$
Veuve Clicquot ♡
220$
Moët Ice
250$
Moët Magnum
420$
Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame
515$
Dom Pérignon
515$
Cristal Brut
575$
Krug Grande Cuvée
615$
Rosé
Laurent Perrier Rosé ♡
235$
Moët et Chandon Rosé
260$
Dom Pérignon Rosé
875$
Cristal Brut Rosé
975$
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