In the new eco, this morning we are talking about a new wine bar but specializing in old vintages. This is the bet made by Olivier Lombard, the manager of Saulx cellar, located at 15 rue Vannerie in the cellar of this 16th century mansion. It is here that he will make his collection of old wines taste to enthusiasts like him but also to neophytes. “I want to introduce these old wines, and to democratize this learning.” It must be said that Olivier Lombard, knows a lot, in nearly twenty years, the enthusiast has acquired more than 2,000 references, and continues to buy wines every day.
From sweet wines to late German wines or French grands crus
“The card will change every day” warns Olivier Lombard, “you will find great vintages from all regions of France but also foreign wines.” It is in the old kitchens of this mansion dating from the 16th century that the tastings will take place. The recruitment of waitresses and waiters is still in progress, “I am looking for people qualified in oenology” specifies the manager of this new establishment, which intends to hire five people in total. On site, a small catering will also be possible.
All prices for all audiences
But tasting old wines, it’s going to be expensive ? _“_Not necessarily” replies Olivier Lombard, “Wines by the glass will start at 5 euros for the youngest wines, and for bottles it goes from 45 € to over 1000 euros.” Another project offering blind tastings, “to allow people to travel and to wonder where I am with this wine and in which year”, explains the manager of the Cellar, who recalls, that for a special bottle or a slightly old year, “better to book a little in advance.”
- Le Caveau de Saulx is open from Wednesday to Saturday from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.