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Henri Abelé "Sourire de Reims" Brut 2007

Discover the "Smile of Reims". Maison Henri Abelé remains intimately linked with Reims' historical heritage. After the First World War, the house made a sustaintial contribution ot the reovation of Reims bombed cathedral, and it particular to one of its most remarkable sculptures, the "Smiling Angel". In recognition of this generosity, Maison Henri Abelé is the only Champagne house with the right to use the name and image of this statue "sourire de Reims", thus became the name of one of the houses' prestige cuveé's. 

To create the Sourire de Reims Brut, the house selects the finest Chardonnay and Pinot Noir crus from the Côte des Blancs and Montagne de Reims, and only in vintages of exceptional quality.

GRAPE VARIETIES

60% Chardonnay
40% Pinot Noir

TASTING NOTES

Appearance
A golden yellow colour, characteristic of the vintage.

Bouquet
The extremely elegant, fine bouquet is dominated by the Chardonnay with aromas of white flowers, apricot and cinnamon, to which mineral and roasted-coffee notes are gradually added.

Palate
The attack is frank and clean. The Pinot Noir brings complexity, structure and maturity with spicy notes of cloves and liquorice. Thanks to the low dosage, this cuvee conserves its freshness and exceptional lasting impression on the palate

Awards 2015:

Decanter - Bronze
Gilbert & Gaillard - 90+Club
International Wine & Spirit Competition - Gold Medal/Outstanding
International Wine Challenge - Gold  

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

“Sourire de Reims Brut is a brilliantly faceted cuvée, both dazzling and timeless, like a diamond. The vinification process reveals the special nature of each plot, as if they were gemstones. The blending art is like the precision work of a diamond cutter, always aiming for perfection.”- Frank Nicaise

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