We are out in front of the peloton with this year's premium pack. A paired down selection in quantity only. If this was to wear any jersey in the race it would be the Green Jersey or maillot vert. The green jersey is worn by the leader of the points classification or the rider who accumulates the most points in the race. These points can be won at intermediate sprints during stages, but most are won at the stage finish line for the top 10 to 25 riders in each stage. With such a great selection of wines in such a tidy little pack the winner is you!
Christian Prudhomme is a French journalist and general director of the Tour de France since 2007 and provides a snapshot of each stage we run through. This is a stellar line up of really cool wines for one of the world’s hottest races. Enjoy!
Stage 5 - 175.5k Hilly - Saint-Dié-des-Vosges > Colmar
Domaine Ostertag Pinot Gris Les Jardins 2017 - Plump, crispy and cold to enjoy the view from the hills of Alsace.
The course in the Vosges area would allow visitors and TV viewers to enjoy the Haut- Koenigsbourg castle or admire the magnificent villages of Alsace. A terrain mostly suited to strong breakaway experts.
Stage 6 - 160,5 km - Mountain Mulhouse > La Planche des Belles Filles
Domaine Dupasquier Roussette de Savoie 2014 - Another crispy and punchy white to act as a balm for nothing but the best climbers on the tour.
The favourites of the Tour never miss out on La Planche des Belles Filles "rendez-vous". They will this time face an even tougher finish (1 extra kilometre… including two additional steep climbs), and all that after taking on several other climbs including the Markstein, the Ballon d'Alsace and the Col des Chevrères..
Stage 7 - 230k Flat - Belfort > Chalon-sur-Saône
Domaine Cordier Pouilly Fuisse 2016 - A crispy and crunchy relief to finish one of the longest rides of the race.
On the longest stage of the Tour de France, the peloton will go through Ornans, the birthplace of painter Gustave Courbet born in 1819- so it will be 200 years- a reference of the Realism art movement in the 19th century
Stage 9 - 170.5 k Hilly - Saint-Étienne > Brioude
Coursodon St Joseph Silice 2017 - Cool, pastilles fruits and lifted meadow flowers and herbs.
One might recommend to be part of a breakaway to hope for success once in Brioude. But only those that will have been valiant on the Mur d'Aurec-sur-Loire, for instance, can conquer glory.
Stage 11 - 167 km Flat - Albi > Toulouse
Cosse Maisonneuve Cahors La Fage 2015 - In the heart of the Southwest Cahors is king! But who will be king of this sprinters leg and wear the Polka Dot Jersey?
The teammates of the sprinters should be put to contribution on this course that they can consider as a fine opportunity or potentially a trap!
Stage 17 - 200 km Hilly - Pont du Gard > Gap
Ogier Le Temps Est Venu Cotes du Rhone 2016- From one of the best of this ancient and rolling countryside.
The theme of Antiquity will be respected as we go through the Rhone valley and visit the theatre in Orange and pass through Vaison-la-Romaine.