As we well kow the best wines are down in the cellar. To avoid having to go the long way around a sort of fireman’s pole leads direct from the Stüa de Michil to the cellar below. Steve McQueen would be proud of how we go about things here. Down we go, make the choice and place in the basket for a colleague above to hoist up. A minute or less later and we are back up the stairs and ready to speak in learned terms of the wine itself, its origins and its qualities. And how very worthwhile it all is, for it is the wine itself which speaks true words of wisdom.
Michele, head sommelier and responsible of the Mahatma Wine cellar