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Abelé 1757

Sourire de Reims Brut 2009

Complex and Flavoursome
Further to many years maturing, this exceptional Champagne rests a further 6-12 months after disgorging. A Champagne for discerning enthusiasts.


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.

Food and wine pairings

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.

The rules of art
The art of collating terroirs

Imagining a champagne is above all an art: that of collating the terroirs. Faithful to the vision of its founders, Abelé 1757 selects sites with the most promising aromatic potential.

The selection
A constant supply of very high quality

To guarantee a constant supply of very high quality, Abelé 1757 has forged close links with a small circle of passionate vine-growers.

Lovers of their land
Common values ​​of excellence, respect and loyalty

Lovers of their land, these craftsmen have long practised viticulture respectful of nature on plots sometimes as small as gardens.

The angel with the enigmatic smile

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.

Once upon a time
there was an icon

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.

Sourire de Reims Brut 2009

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.

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Our Champagnes


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.

Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut | Numbered Limited Edition

Ode to Chardonnay


Distinguished and energising

Brut Rosé

Delicate and fruity

Blanc de blancs

Rich and fresh

Brut Millésimé 2014

The perfect balance of maturity and freshness

Sourire de Reims rosé 2008

Seductive and flavoursome

Sourire de Reims Brut 2013

Rare et floral

Abelé 1757, It Takes Time

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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