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Brut Nature Ayala   - Lot of 1 Bottle
Brut Nature Ayala   - Lot of 1 Bottle Brut Nature Ayala   - Lot of 1 Bottle

Brut Nature Ayala

A very fine brut nature, pairing beautifully with iodised dishes but also Asian cuisine.

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Lot Description: Brut Nature Ayala

Lot description

  • Quantity 1 Bottle
  • Level:1 into-neck
  • Label: 1 good appearance
  • Origin: Producer
  • Recoverable VAT: Yes
  • Original Wooden Case: No
  • Custom Seal : no
  • Alcohol percentage : 12 %

Information about the wine

  • Country/Region: Champagne
  • Appellation/Wine: Champagne
  • Climat/Cuvée: Brut Nature
  • Producer/Owner: Ayala
  • Color: Sparkling
  • Grape variety: 40% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot noir, 20% Pinot meunier
  • Service temperature (in °C): 9

Information about the producer

  • Viticulture: Conventional
  • Intensity : Low dosage
  • Dominant aroma : Red fruit
  • Tasting occasion : Aperitif wine
  • Produced using all three grape varieties, this cuvée is matured in the cellar for nearly four years. Its nose offers beautiful citrus aromas, with salty notes. There is a pleasant tension on the palate; plenty of purity, mineral notes and a straight, polished profile, along with citrus fruit and white fruit aromas; the length is appreciable.

    Maison Ayala is one of the oldest champagne houses and has been in Aÿ since 1860. The founder was Edmond de Ayala but it was also thanks to his younger brother Fernand de Ayala that the family domain developed, particularly in the United Kingdom where the latter settled. Maison Ayala was a pioneer in producing dry champagne from the second half of the 19th century. Maison Ayala began a new chapter in its history since its acquisition in January 2005 by the company Jacques Bollinger. Bollinger's “little brother"", presided over by Hervé Augustin (and his bow-ties), follows in its footsteps. Furthermore, Hervé Augustin, a native Champenois, managed Champagne Bollinger from 2000 to 2005. The maison lost its 25-hectare vineyard during this acquisition (which remained with the former owners, the Frey group), but the grape supply brought by Bollinger meant that sales could increase. The wines produced are known for being precise, airy and fresh, the blends give pride of place to the Chardonnay and vinification is done in small stainless-steel vats with very low dosage. Today, it is Caroline Latrive who is the cellar master of this very famous Champagne house. Many of the wines which are only slightly dosed, or indeed not at all, remain longer in the cellar. As Ayala wishes to maintain the primary aromas of its wines and their notes of freshness, the wines are often aged from 2.5 to 3 years in the cellar. Another point to make about the quality: Ayala indicates on each bottle the disgorgement date so everyone can judge the right moment to consume his or her champagne. For example, undosed champagne must be drunk within two years of its disgorgement date, while Brut Majeur is kept for 4 years in optimal conditions.
    *The above information describes the wine and is not vintage specific.

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Further information

Rating
90/100Wine Spectator
16/20Bettane & Desseauve
16,5/20Jancis Robinson
15/20RVF
17/20Le Point
  • Service temperature
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Tasting notes - Extract
"Tendu, mais sans austérité." (RVF)