French cuisine cannot be imagined without good wines. At Chez Alexandre, we recommend unforgettable culinary experiences by providing the best pairing of food and wine.
In addition, Chez Alexandre is well known for having the best selection of champagne.
Champagne and Wine
Each room has its own atmosphere, discover our collection of imported beers in the British pub style bar on the 2nd floor. Enjoy our cigars in Montreal's only Cigar Lounge in a restaurant and let the bubbles of our finest champagnes wash over you.
History of Champagne and Wine
Mousseux. The French term "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 ageing of this wine provides additional flavours of vanilla and roasted nuts and a hint of toast. Mumm le Cordon Rouge is a result of carefully selected infusion of terroir and wine reserves.
Moët et Chandon. Celebrate your achievements and moments of success at Chez Alexandre with the generosity and splendour 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 have 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 Chief of Dom Pérignon's power of the Cave of Creation is centred on his absolute dedication. Chez Alexandre is proud to serve the singular result of a long and controlled elaboration process including a precise connection and an extended period of maturation of the lees.
Cristal Brut 1994. Cuvée Cristal is the ideal accompaniment to foods of great delicacy, especially caviar, fish, seafood, oysters, scallops, lobster and crayfish.
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 the visionary Bernard de Nonancourt gave it its credentials. This bold wine combines real structure with freshness and a soft, vinous character. Laurent Perrier Rosé is perfect for a dinner at Chez Alexandre.
Dom Pérignon Rosé. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts in this harmonious version. A delicate pearl caresses the palate, while flavours of fruit paste, dried apricot, pastry and pickled ginger spread across the palate. Subtly floral, with a good framework of acidity leading to a mouth-watering finish of smoky mineral and dried fruit.
Cristal Brut Rosé. Critics have rated this rosé wine as the best available in Champagne.
Our wine selection makes Chez Alexandre stand out as one of the most renowned French restaurants
Our selection includes:
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 bastion of 'traditional' red Bordeaux, Margot represents its other side in the production of wines that are some 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 paragons of refinement and subtlety that have few parallels in Bordeaux.
Pauiliac. The wines of Pauillac are rich, enveloping and tannic. They gracefully combine elegance with coupled power and complexity. Notable flavours of blackcurrant, blackberry, tobacco, cigar box, spice, earth, pencil, cedar, wood and wet forest aromas coupled with powerful wines, firm tannins and majestic behaviours are what many people expect from Bordeaux, especially from the left side.
Saint-Estephe. St. Estèphe is the most northerly of the Médoc's major communes, 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 the best typically show good depth of colour, pronounced acidity and tannin in youth and are exceptionally long-lived. 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 largest 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 an upstart band of garage producers shun the terroir to make small batch, deeply concentrated wines from their homes.
Entre deux mers. Entre-Deux-Mers is a wine region in Bordeaux, France. It is located between the Garonne and Dordogne rivers and is bounded on the east by the border of the Gironde department and on the west by the Bec d'Ambès, the confluence of the Garonne and the Dordogne. It is a dry white wine result of a blend of three grape varieties: Sauvignon Blanc mainly, 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. A great aromatic and persistent taste, characteristic of the Torrontés variety.
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 Contrôlée region in France to produce mostly variants of labelled wines, typically from grape varieties similar to those used in German wine.
Burgundy. Burgundy wine is produced in the valleys and slopes west of the Saône, a tributary of the Rhône. The most famous wines produced here - those generally referred to as "Burgundies" - are dry red wines made from Pinot Noir grapes and white wines made from Chardonnay grapes.
La Rose cotes du Rhone. This is an Appellation Viticole d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC) for the Rhône wine region of France, which can be used throughout the region, also in those areas that are covered by other AOCs. This attractive wine has already won many blind tastings facing the world's recognised and established rosés. This wine is among the best examples of the Guigal quality range.
Jessica Harnois - Restaurant chez Alexandre
For the 40th anniversary of Chez Alexandre, Jessica Harnois, sommelier, offers you her favourites from our wine list. Having known Alain Creton and head sommelier Pierre Barillet for nearly 20 years, the sommelier, entrepreneur and host has worked for some of the world's greatest establishments. She also spent nearly four years as a buyer for the Société des alcools du Québec's prestige wines (SAQ Signature & Courrier vinicole) and was responsible for the 75,000 bottle collection cellar. A media presence across the province, the sommelier has co-authored three books on wine and presides over the companies Vins au Féminin and Savori. She has also launched her Bu line of wines on the grocery market and in the SAQ.