The Wine Cellar at Grand Monarque Chartres
Jean Carmet Wine Cellar
The BEST WESTERN Hôtel Grand Monarque’s wine cellar holds unsuspected treasures, an important collection of crus and vintages from the Loire and famous French viticultural regions.
Completed by the Jallerat family and the Chef Sommelier, the Grand Monarque’s cellar is an ode to wine and the men who make it. Small and larger wine growers, confidential estates and prestigious ones mingle in the wine racks in the vaulted stone cellar. In one century, some 2000 references have been collected and stored carefully in the GGrand Monarque’s cellars, a true institution in Chartres.
Naturally, the Loire wines are particularly represented. However, Burgundy and the Rhône Valley enrich the list, as well as Vendée and Auvergne regional wines, etc. On average, 80 % of the wines are purchased directly from the winemakers.