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Ayala Champagne Blend Champagne Brut Majeur NV
Bright and fresh with underlying complexity. One of my favourites.
Bone dry and highly acidic. This wine desperately needs to be drunk with food.
Such an amazing Champagne, clean taste. Very elegant.
Good, fresh minerality. Very nice! 94 pts. -Wine Spectator Grand Tour 2012
Mais estrutura, forte aroma de tostado.
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.
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
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.
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.
Lush red apple flavors and cool, leesy mineral character combine in this clean, full-bodied Champagne. Its gentle, slightly sweet fruit will match crab.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Food Pairings for Ayala Champagne Blend Champagne Brut Majeur
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.
Dietary Information: Kosher, Organic
41,665 cases made produced.
Notes: 30 months ageing on the lees.
|Sugar: 8.5 grams per liter||Total Acidity: 4.6 grams per liter|
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