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Pommery

The champagne house in Reims was founded in 1836 by Louis-Alexandre Pommery (1811-1858). The latter bought himself into the champagne company Greno & Cie founded by Narcisse Greno in 1856, for some time it operated 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 strikingly similar to that of the competitor Veuve Clicquot-Ponsardin, Louise Pommery acquired a very large property around Reims, which contained numerous limestone shafts (Crayeres) from Roman times. These are ideally suited for the storage of champagne, An imposing building was erected above the Crayeres, which is still a first-class tourist attraction. In 1874, the company was one of the first champagne houses to launch Brut champagne.

Pommery remained family-owned for almost a century and a half until 1979, was acquired by Xavier Gardiner that year, was sold to the BSN food company in 1984, and was acquired by the group in 1990 LVMH and finally became the Multi in 2002 Vranken incorporated. The vineyard estate encompasses around 320 hectares of vines, and grapes are bought in from this much area. 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). 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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