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Ayala Champagne Blend Champagne Brut Majeur NV

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.

Ayala:
The origin of the grapes, the selection of only the very best juice (the cuvee), a special gift for blending, long ageing in the cellars and a true passion for wine : these are the elements that guarantee the quality of the champagne made at Ayala. Indeed, Ayala Champagne is above all considered as a wine, a great wine which has to fully express its aromas and its bouquet, a wine for wine lo... Read more
The origin of the grapes, the selection of only the very best juice (the cuvee), a special gift for blending, long ageing in the cellars and a true passion for wine : these are the elements that guarantee the quality of the champagne made at Ayala. Indeed, Ayala Champagne is above all considered as a wine, a great wine which has to fully express its aromas and its bouquet, a wine for wine lovers who share the same passion. That is why the back labels give all the important information about the cuvees as well as the date of disgorgement, wich enables the aficionados to better manage their cellar. Champagne Ayala invites you to discover a very complex range of wines. Read less

Member Reviews for Ayala Champagne Blend Champagne Brut Majeur

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Snooth User: John Andrews
361063,418
4.00 5
07/26/2009

Bright and fresh with underlying complexity. One of my favourites.


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
1418611,349
5.00 5
07/03/2012

Such an amazing Champagne, clean taste. Very elegant.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,198
4.50 5
06/30/2012

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


Snooth User: RobertoPatriarca
138702503
4.50 5
07/30/2009

Mais estrutura, forte aroma de tostado.


Snooth User: shoshkosherwine
37358124
4.50 5
04/24/2008

Yum. Yum. Why does he champagne style I prefer. Full-bodied, yeasty and toasty and screaming of baked lemon goods. I much prefer this to the lighter, more floral Champagnes out there.


Snooth User: Vinfolio
2854093
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.


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External Reviews for Ayala Champagne Blend Champagne Brut Majeur

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
07/06/2014

Finely balanced between fruit and minerality, this layers tart red fruit, crème caramel and juicy pear in a long chalk line of flavor. It’s fresh and bright on one level, rich and sumptuous underneath — a brilliant blend that would fit any occasion.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
02/14/2013

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.


External Review
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
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
02/14/2012

Now owned by Bollinger, Ayalarsquo;s Champagnes have seen great improvement in recent years. This nonvintage Brut is complex, with its dry character given weight by a hind of toast, almonds and a taut aftertaste.


External Review
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.


External Review
07/15/2014

The NV Brut Special Cuvee is fabulous. Hints of pears pastry crust and hazelnut lead to an expansive core of fruit. There is plenty of the signature Bollinger oxidative style in this rich enveloping Champagne. Once again the Special Cuvee is one of the best Champagnes in its price range. This is Lot L114501. Disgorged April 26 2011. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2015. -AG Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Bollinger's collect of reserve wines allows them to make a non-vintage cuvée that has more depth, richness and complexity than most others. I'd serve it with fried chicken - those bubbles cut through the richness. Or with smoked salmon lox with a fresh bagel on a Sunday morning.


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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.

Dietary Information: Kosher, Organic

41,665 cases made produced.

Closure: Cork

Notes: 30 months ageing on the lees.

Wine Specs:

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

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