Ayala Champagne Blend Champagne Brut Majeur NV

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Pale gold in color with a fine mousse, the Brut Majeur is aromatic on the nose. On the palate, it is well balanced an...

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Bone dry and highly acidic. This wine desperately needs to be drunk with food. Read more

Such an amazing Champagne, clean taste. Very elegant. Read more

Good, fresh minerality. Very nice! 94 pts. -Wine Spectator Grand Tour 2012 Read more

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Snooth User: Adam Levin
772801,757
2.50 5
02/20/2009

Bone dry and highly acidic. This wine desperately needs to be drunk with food.


Snooth User: vrenault
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5.00 5
07/03/2012

Such an amazing Champagne, clean taste. Very elegant.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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4.50 5
06/30/2012

Good, fresh minerality. Very nice! 94 pts. -Wine Spectator Grand Tour 2012


Snooth User: Vinfolio
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0.00 5
02/13/2008

This is what those oysters-on-the half-shell are screaming for! Bright, zippy and cool, bare elegance. The nose is one of verve and delineated chalk, green pear and lemon pith. A bone-dry, clear-as-a bell mouth of grapefruit, green apple granita and lemon sorbet cleanse and titillate the mouth and the finish is the cleanest and most refreshing you will encounter.


External Reviews for Ayala Champagne Blend Champagne Brut Majeur

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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
06/22/2011

Bright citrus notes dominate initially, but give way to smooth toasty elements and ripe stone fruit flavors. Medium-bodied with tiny bubbles, the Ayala is a great value in true French Champagne. Not just for toasts, you can also drink this with party foods (pretzels, cheese platters, popcorn), grilled fish, or creamy pasta dishes.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
06/22/2011

Bright yellow-gold. Pungent aromas of baked apple, pear skin, toasted nuts and brown spices. Rich and fleshy, offering palate-coating orchard fruit flavors and notes of allspice, herbs and toasty lees. Nicely blends sweetness and spiciness but finishes a bit abruptly, with an echo of dusty minerals.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Lush red apple flavors and cool, leesy mineral character combine in this clean, full-bodied Champagne. Its gentle, slightly sweet fruit will match crab.


External Review
11/21/2011

WS 92 Pts - #77 on Wine Spectators Top 100 Wines of 2011 - Winemaker Notes - Now in the ownership of the Bollinger Champagne House comes Ayala Brut Majeur Champagne. Pale gold in colour with a fine mousse. This wine is rich and aromatic on the nose


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
10/06/2012

Pale gold. Musky citrus pith and pear skin aromas are complicated by sweet butter, cherry pit and dried flowers. Rich and creamy on entry, then very firm and dry in the mid-palate, offering tangy lemon curd and orange zest flavors and subtle chalkiness. Finishes firm and long, repeating the citrus zest note.


External Review
08/16/2011

Winemaker Notes - Now in the ownership of the Bollinger Champagne House comes Ayala Brut Majeur Champagne. Pale gold in colour with a fine mousse. This wine is rich and aromatic on the nose


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
02/20/2013

Bright yellow-gold. Pungent aromas of baked apple pear skin toasted nuts and brown spices. Rich and fleshy offering palate-coating orchard fruit flavors and notes of allspice herbs and toasty lees. Nicely blends sweetness and spiciness but finishes a bit abruptly with an echo of dusty minerals.


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Winemaker's Notes:

AGEING More than 2.5 years on the lees. After disgorgement, the Brut Majeur rests in the cellars for at least another 3 months.

Tasting Notes:

Pale gold in color with a fine mousse, the Brut Majeur is aromatic on the nose. On the palate, it is well balanced and shows great style and complexity. Pinot Noir gives the wine richness and a long finish while Chardonnay, from the finest soils of the Côte des Blancs, adds delicacy, liveliness and freshness. Pinot Meunier, predominantly from the Marne Valley, gives the wine its appealing fruitiness and roundness.

AGEING More than 2.5 years on the lees. After disgorgement, the Brut Majeur rests in the cellars for at least another 3 months.

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41,665 cases made produced.

Closure: Cork

Notes: 30 months ageing on the lees.

Chemical Analysis:

Sugar: 8.5 grams per liter Total Acidity: 4.6 grams per liter

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