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Champagne Ayala Majeur Brut
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Champagne Ayala Majeur Brut NV

Champagne, FranceBrut Majeur is all about freshness and elegance. The blend is 40/40/20 pinot noir, chardonnay and pinot meunier. Ayala owns 14 hectares in the heart of the Grand Crus of Montagne de Reims, and its link to Bollinger provides even more quality fruit. It is fermented in stainless steel and spends 2.5 years on lees, plus rests in the cellar for at least three months after disgorgement with a dosage of only 7g/litre of sugar. The current release is a super lively citrus affair with subtle lees mixed with harmonious honey and green apple. A terrific bottle made by cellarmaster Caroline Latrive. Excellent concentration combines with persistence to cap an impressive finish. Try this with oven warmed cheese twists or freshly shucked oysters. Brut Majeur can also pair harmoniously with every course of a meal: white fish, shellfish, poultry, or a cheese platter.Tasted: 05 November 2019Tasted by: Prices: BC 75.99 private wine shops AB 60.00 private wine shops QC 60.00 SAQ Producer: AyalaDistributors: Trialto Wine Group
Blend: Pinot Noir - Chardonnay - Pinot MeunierCSPC: 817601UPC: 3113841001000