Henri Abelé NV Blanc de Blancs
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Henri Abelé NV Blanc de Blancs

Regular price $130.00
3rd oldest house in Reims
100% Chardonnay

 

Maison Abelé has two kilometres of underground cellars dug out of solid chalk in the heart of Reims. Devotion to excellence is natural in these ancient vaulted cellars.  

This wine is elaborated only from the finest Chardonnay grapes. This cuvee is aged three years in our centuries-old cellars.

Grape Varieties

100% Chardonnay (mainly from the Côte des Blancs)

Tasting Notes

Appearance: Pale golden colour with green highlights.

Bouquet: Subtle nose with overtones of white flowers, hawthorn, and acacia.

Palate: The Chardonnay expresses itself beautifully in this cuvee featuring a wide range of flavours. Straightforward on the palate with plenty of finesse and freshness. Reminiscent of mineral overtones, the intense, long aftertaste is sure to delight lovers of blanc de blancs Champagne.

A word from the cellar master, who agreed to compare his work with that of a craftsman.

“Like a stonecutter shaping a raw, mineral material, I produce the Blanc de Blancs cuvée from the chalky Champagne terroir which provides us with the very best Chardonnay grapes. I select these Chardonnays from the Côte des Blancs, in the same way that a stonecutter will pick and choose his quarry. Next, with the same precision as a sculptor, I fashion a blend to produce a fine, delicate work of art.” - Franck Nicaise