Henri Abele Brut Champagne NV
- Rich, complex
263 years...that’s how long Maison Henri Abelé has been at it in Champagne. In that time, they have been pioneers in the region as the first house to use the deep freezing method for iced disgorging. They also played a crucial role in the restoration and upkeep of the Reims Cathedral, the location of every French king’s coronation since it was built. So needless to say, Maison Henri Abelé has played a crucial role in the advancement of Champagne, both in terms of the local culture and the winemaking.
Their non-vintage brut is an expression of the desired house style and is composed of 40% chardonnay, 35% pinot noir and 25% pinot meunier. In appearance, it’s a pale gold with green highlights. The bouquet is quite floral and fruity with hints of acacia, peach and apricot. On the palate, it’s ripe and expresses honey, cinnamon and toasty notes. An excellent house Champagne from a historic Champagne house.
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- 40% Chardonnay, 35% Pinot Noir, 25% Pinot Meunier
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Champagne is not generic sparkling wine, it's a region. There I said it. Get it right people. The reason the French get their lingerie in a twizzle when we call Trilogy 'Champoyne' is the history, the money and the angst that have all gone into making Champagne what it is today: a bureaucratic, strictly controlled, marketing-driven behemoth, that still manages to pump out some of the world's finest and most consistent wines. Adding bubbles to wine was a masterstroke of genius, and makes wine from marginal regions not only palatable, but unique and eminently desirable. But it's the way the grapes are grown, the land they're grown in, and the way the bubbles are generated that makes traditional method sparkling (which all Champagne is) special. There will always be alternatives, but none have the history and marketing power of the luxury Champagne powerhouses. You're not buying wine; you're buying a brand name. And that's ok.