With more than 250 years of history, the French winery Henri Abelé is considered one of the most important producers of Champagne sparkling wines, a milestone achieved thanks to the quality of its elaborations.
Henri Abelé is a winery located in the French province of Reims, a privileged place for its excellent soils in which vineyards are grown for the production of sparkling wines with Designation of Origin of Champagne. This winery has been producing quality wines since its foundation in 1757.
The continuous search for innovation is something that characterizes the Bodega Henri Abelé since its early years, and that has led to improvements in the production and final quality of champagnes. One of the most significant improvements that today continues to be used in the production of sparkling wines is the realization of the degumming with ice, which means a very reduced loss of wine.
The vineyard land used by the winery is not very extensive, and its soils are characterized by low productivity. This makes it possible to focus efforts on the perfect care and conservation of its raw materials, which guarantees the highest quality of them and sparkling wines.
Those plots with which they work at Henri Abelé belong to some of the most recognized winegrowers of French Champagne. They cultivate the main grape varieties used for the production of champagne: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier.
Depending on the terroir from which each variety comes, a custom vinification is made to preserve all the properties that contribute to the type of soil and climate. This process of making sparkling wines is done in different stainless steel vats.
Once the wines are blended, they are bottled for later resting in the centuries-old cellars of the winery. There they are left to age during the convenient years so that each champagne reaches its perfect state of maturity before marketing it.
Henri Abelé's sparkling wines stand out for their quality and elegance, acquired thanks to the care that is put in each process of their elaboration. Today, seven different champagnes are sold, divided into three classes: brut, cuvées and millésimes.