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Abelé 1757

Sourire de Reims rosé 2008

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


This ‘Rosé de Saignée’ champagne is made using a precise, exacting method, whereby grapes are macerated for only 72 hours imparting the Champagne with distinctive character.


100% Pinot Noir from Riceys


Minimum 10 years

Since its foundation in the mid-eighteenth century, the 5tholdest Champagne House has upheld the same ethos of creating exceptional, bespoke, age-worthy champagnes. A true masterpiece, Sourire de Reims rosé is only made in limited quantity.

Sourire de Reims rosé is a true gem; its structure has been meticulously shaped with the same painstaking care and attention as the Smiling Angel of Reims, the famous stone sculpture. It is made exclusively from Pinot Noir grapes grown on the historic Riceys slopes by the same family of growers for more than three decades.

Looking back at the 2008 vintage

Late budburst: 26 April

Flowering: 16 June

Harvest: 15-25 September

For a vintage hailed as one of Champagnes greatest triumphs, it certainly wasn’t straightforward.

This was the coldest year since the beginning of the century, and not without challenging weather conditions. At the start of the year, just about every weather incident struck the vineyards, including heavy rain in January and February, a cool spell and snow in March and April, and also spring frosts. Thankfully, with an extremely mild May, the vines quickly made up any lost time.

It was a summer full of contrast, seeing stormy conditions in July and low sunshine hours in August.

The Riceys vineyards were fortunate to escape the precarious weather. For the growers, it was a fine, pleasant and even vintage. This included the harvest too, which took place in ideal conditions, with sunny, dry and windy days and cool nights, eradicating any threat of disease. The Pinot Noir was harvested perfectly ripe and in pristine condition. The grapes reveal a great concentration of anthocyanins. The quality of the grapes was exceptional, with perfectly balanced sugar and acid in the must.

An unusual shade of bright pink, tinged with striking ruby glints. Fine, delicate mousse, composed of tiny, slender, yet lingering bubbles.

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 2008

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.

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Brut Rosé

Delicate and fruity

Blanc de blancs

Rich and fresh

Brut Millésimé 2014

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Sourire de Reims Brut 2009

Complex 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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