Champagne Ayala Brut Majeur NV
Ayala is one of the original twenty-six Grandes Marques. Today owned by Bollinger, Ayala produce fine and elegant Champagnes, epitomised by the classy Brut Majeur NV.
Ayala is one of the longest established champagne houses, and one of the original twenty-six Grandes Marques, based in Aÿ in the heart of the region. Pioneers of producing the now expected drier style, this house is synominous with the roaring twenties. Since 2005 Ayala has been under the ownership and guidence of Bollinger, and with increased investment coupled with access to some of the best vineyards, and an individual hand-made approach, these wines offer the highest quality but also great value for money.
"Ayala, based in Aÿ in the heart of Champagne, has been transformed since Bollinger bought it in 2005 and this non vintage proves it. This is a balanced blend of 40% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir and 20% Pinot Meunier. The result is crisp while not too dry, and therefore drinkable as an apéritif. Apple and bright citrus combine with green plums to give a fruity wine" - 90 Points, Wine Enthusiast
Brut Majeur from Ayala is a wonderfully dry and elegant Champagne. Pale gold in the glass, this has a very fine mousse. Delicately aromatic with citrus, blossom and white peach notes, alongside hints of honeysuckle, the palate is fresh and quite dry in style, with apple and peach fruit, alongside notes of hazelnut, and a long balanced finish.
|Country Of Origin||France|
|Grape||Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir|
|Serving Suggestion||Serve well chilled as an aperitif|