Henri Abelé

 Champagne Brut Traditional

Chardonnay

France: Champagne

Offer Expired:Feb 10, 2013 at 11:59 pm
$31.99
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Mission Briefing

Codename:

Oh, Henri!

Today’s delightful Champagne comes to us from Henri Abelé, the third oldest Champagne house in Reims - and the fifth oldest in all of Champagne. Established by Théodore Van der Veken in 1757, Maison Henri Abelé a prestigious firm that has continued to innovate throughout its 250-year history, while staying true to its roots.

This wonderful sparkler is delicious and rich, delivering a great deal of flavor and character for a French Champagne. Very flexible, this is a bubbly that could be served all on its own, but we think that it would shine with the right food pairings.

Pair with Ceviche, a hard cheese platter, or fresh fruit with a lovely baked brie. Lemon meringue pie would also be quite a delightful pairing companion!

Tasting Profile

Look:

Medium Golden hues, from core to edge. A steady cascade of fine, slow-moving bubbles add sparkle to the wine.

Smell:

Yeasty and rich, at first, with a lovely baked brie quality that leads to lovely fruit. Golden delicious apple melds with hazelnut and sweet apple pie aromas. Cream and bread dough follow at the end.

Taste:

Refreshing and rich with Golden Delicious apple and lemon zest out in front. A fine mousse transports limestone, creamed honey and columbard grape to the far corners of the palate.

Finish:

A very long finish with persistent fruit that slowly gives way to limestone minerals.

Pairing:

What the Winery Says

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Feb 10, 2013 at 11:59 pm
$31.99
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