Light gold in colour, with a delicate mousse. The nose unveils expressive notes of citrus, florals and white fruits. Well balanced with a delicate complexity, Chardonnay adds a lively, fresh fruitiness on the palate, whilst Pinot Noir gives the wine richness and length.
40% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir, 20% Pinot Meunier
One of the original twenty-six Grandes Marques Champagne Houses, Champagne Ayala was acquired by the Bollinger family in 2005 and remains the archetype of a great Champagne House. Established in 1860 in Aÿ, and surrounded by the area’s most prestigious vineyards, the core range of cuvées epitomises the dry and elegant House style.
Ayala were pioneers in introducing a drier style of wine during the second half of the 19th century. Cellar master Caroline Latrive carefully ensures the House style is maintained, crafting wines renowned for their precision, delicacy and quality.
The Non-Vintage Brut is always the benchmark of a Champagne House and the origin of the Crus from which the fruit is sourced is a good indication of the quality of the wine. At Ayala, Crus such as Cramant for Chardonnay, Aÿ and Bouzy for Pinot Noir and Venteuil for Pinot Meurier have been used. These villages are some of the highest rated on the Echelle des Crus scale.
The wine spends an average of 3 years on its lees. Its extended ageing in cellar and low dosage makes it suitable for any occasion.