A Non-Vintage Brut is always the best expression of the style of a great Champagne House and the origin of the Crus gives a good indication of the
quality of the wine. Ayala Brut Majeur uses Crus such as Cramant for Chardonnay, Aÿ and Bouzy for Pinot Noir and Venteuil for Pinot Meurier. These villages are some of the highest rated on the Echelle des Crus scale.
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. 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.
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.