Profile of Pommery Winery
Pommery is one of the top Champagne houses, producing over 500,000 cases of Champagne a year. Located right in the town of Reims, it is certainly one of the most beautiful champagne wine estates to visit with ancient Roman caves, art nouveau tasting rooms and a never-ending magnificent staircase down into the chalk caves. Its history can be traced back to the House of Dubois-Gosset, which came under new ownership in 1836. As fortune would have it, the merchant Louis Alexandra Pommery invested heavily in the house after joining as a partner 20 years later. Although his family had no historical claim on the property, after his death control passed to his widow, Jeanne Pommery. A remarkable woman, Madame Pommery went about establishing the reputation of Pommery as a force to be reckoned with.
Jeanne Pommery worked monumentally hard to develop the house and commissioned a grand property in the late 19th century, which is notable for its eclectic mix of architectural styles. After she died, her daughter Louise, with husband Prince Guy de Polignac, ran the house. Their family continued running the property until 1979, after which it changed ownership several times within a few years. The LVMH group gained control in 1990, took control of the vineyards and sold the brand onto the company Vranken. Despite the changes in administration over the last decade, Pommery has consistency made excellent Champagne. The style is epitomised by its Cuvee prestige Louise, which is light, elegant and incredibly complex. This is not Champagne for those who love power and richness. Instead the wines of Pommery offer exquisite subtlety subtlety and will please even the most hardened of critics. Come and try them for yourself!
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