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Region: France - Champagne
Terroir: Reims

Théodore Vander Veken established his Champagne house in Reims in 1757 and Henri Abelé, not wishing to rush, then merged the company of his ancestors on his mother’s side with that of his father under the single name Abelé - Vander Veker, in 1908. Despite more than 250 years of history however, the Henri Abelé name has remained a well-kept French secret until very recently.

Frank NicaiseWith this lengthy history Henri Abelé has had the enormous advantage of taking grapes from the very finest terroirs across the region. The arrival of Franck Nicaise as the new Cellar Master in 2007 burnished the house's reputation and has provided new export impetus.