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Pommery

The Champagne House in Reims was founded in 1836 by Louis-Alexandre Pommery (1811-1858). This then bought in 1856 in the founded by Narcisse Greno champagne company Greno & Cie, some time called this under the name "Pommery & Greno". After the founder's death in 1858 his widow Jeanne Louise-Alexandrine (1819-1890) took over the company and expanded it. The early company history is thus strikingly similar to that of the competitor Veuve Clicquot-Ponsardin, Louise Pommery bought a very large property around Reims, which contained numerous lime shafts (Crayeres) from Roman times. These are ideally suited for the storage of champagne, An imposing building was built over the Crayeres, which is still a tourist attraction of the first order. The company brought in 1874 as one of the first champagne houses a brood champagne on the market.

Pommery remained family-owned for almost one and a half centuries until 1979, when it was acquired by Xavier Gardiner, sold in 1984 to the food company BSN, and became the property of the group in 1990 LVMH and finally became the multi in 2002 Vranken incorporated. The vineyard possession covers approximately 320 hectares of vineyard, from so much area are grapes bought. Products include Brut Royal, Brut Royal Apanage (both Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier), Brut Millésime (Chardonnay, Pinot Noir), Brut Rosé (Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier), Summertime (Chardonnay) and Wintertime (Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier). The named after the founding wife Cuvée de Prestige "Cuvée Louise" (Chardonnay, Pinot Noir) was created in 1985, of which there is also a rosé (Pinot Noir, Chardonnay). The grapes for this top brand come from the Grand Cru communities Avize. Aÿ and Cramant,

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