Abelé 1757

Sourire de Reims rosé 2006

Intense and Flavoursome
Sourire de Reims Rosé is then aged for 10 years in the centuries-old cellars. A flamboyant Champagne.

Vinification

An iconic Champagne crafted from a single grape variety from a single terroir, and meticulously crafted. During vinification, the grapes are macerated for only a short period (36-48 hours), imparting unique character to this exceptional Rosé Champagne

Blend

100% Pinot Noir from Riceys

Aging

Minimum 10 years

2006 is one of the three greatest vintages of the decade. After a cold and dry winter which had little impact on the vine, flowering was abundant from spring, resulting in a generous crop of fruit largely promoted by the warm, dry weather, followed by dry, heatwave conditions throughout July. In contrast, temperatures in August were unseasonably low, with humidity at record levels.

Thankfully September bounced back with the kind of fine weather to ripen the grapes to perfection, and picked lusciously ripe. . Harvesting went smoothly, with attractive sugar/acidity ratios, good potential alcohol and lovely body; all indicating great ageing potential.

 

2006 is an intense, harmonious vintage; remarkable balanced, it is full-bodied and expresses all the ripeness and overall freshness to underpin the aromatic quality of the wines.

An unusual, unexpected, coral-pink colour, deep, bright and crystal-clear, and tinged with magnificent ruby glints.

Food and wine pairings

With its stunning appearance and harmonious bouquet, Sourire de Reims Rosé is a tempting proposition as an aperitif, or for an intimate soiree, while its sensual bouquet makes it a great match to a wide choice of subtle and varied foods.

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 rosé 2006

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.

Store
& serve

The right temperature

We advise you to serve the Abelé 1757 Champagnes at a temperature between 9 and 12 ° C to fully reveal their richness. Serving your bottle too cold would prevent the expression of aromas.

How to serve

Our Champagne is delivered at a stage of perfect maturity, its aging having already taken place in the cellar, controlled by its maker. However, it can be kept for several years as long as the bottle is kept lying down, in a cool place, away from light and draf

Storing your Champagne

We recommend a low and constant temperature (around 10 ° C), high humidity, storage away from light, noise and vibrations.

Our Champagnes

THE SIGNATURE OF GREAT CHAMPAGNE WINES

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.

Brut

Distinguished and energising

Brut Rosé

Delicate and fruity

Blanc de blancs

Rich and fresh

Brut Millésimé 2012

Generous and complex

Sourire de Reims Brut 2009

Complex and Flavoursome

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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