Further to many years maturing, this exceptional Champagne rests a further 6-12 months after disgorging. A Champagne for discerning enthusiasts.
60% chardonnay 40% Pinot noir
Minimum 10 years
For Sourire de Reims Champagne, Maison Abelé 1757 selects the finest Cru Chardonnay and Pinot Noir parcels from the Cote des Blancs and Montagne de Reims. Only wines from exceptional years are deemed worthy of inclusion in the blend.
During extending ageing in the centuries-old cellars, Sourire de Reims develops mature aromas and an extensive palette of flavours. Further to many years maturing, this exceptional Champagne rests a further 6-12 months after disgorging. A Champagne for discerning enthusiasts.
2009 is a very ripe vintage, cadenced by the alternating seasons, and remembered for the cold winter, rainy spring and intense summer heat.
A compelling and intense tasting experience, Sourire de Reims 2009 Vintage, with its complex, flavoursome character, will enhance any drinking occasion: whetting the appetite as an aperitif or flattering fine food and making a heavenly match to exquisitely prepared dishes.
Still in a state of shock after the Great War, the inhabitants of Reims sought to rebuild. Destroyed by the bombing, the city and its cathedral bear the scars of the conflict still. Henri Abelé is mobilising alongside major international patrons – including John D. Rockefeller and Edith Bangs – to finance the reconstruction of the ‘Coronation City’.
In the face of adversity, hope is reborn in the form of a statue with an enigmatic and cheeky smile adorning the building’s main entrance. Renamed “The Smiling Angel” by the population, the icon becomes the face of the rebirth.
In 1986, the Cellar Master unveiled an exquisitely shaped bottle. Its handling reveals a perfect balance that resonates like the golden ratio. Its design, elegant and refined, holds a mystery: the Sourire de Reims cuvée, a unique and singular expression of the finest terroirs of Champagne.
A founding preference for the House which conceived this cuvée in defiance of the passing of time. Created in limited quantities, it is part of the tradition of very great Champagne wines.
With exceptional precision, these natural archives of our harvests rest for more than ten years in the cellars. An exact and precious time so that each edition expresses all the spirit of an era and its personality.
For Abelé 1757, time is an ally and an inspiration. It is an emblem. A thread stretched through the ages. It is the common denominator of all the House’s wines, combining the epochs with today.
With precious echoes of the passing of time, Abelé 1757 is one of the finest names in Champagne. Faithful to the philosophy of its founders, it takes the time and the material to perfect its craft.
A creator of great Champagne wines, the House uses its artisanal know-how as a bridge between present and future. Like a fine goldsmith, its work embodies to perfection the creations imbued with finesse and precision.
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