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Champagne Ayala Majeur Bruttext

Champagne Ayala Majeur Brut NV

Champagne, FranceChampagne Ayala is one of the longer-established champagne houses, founded over 150 years ago in Aÿ. In 2005, the Bollinger family bought this neighbouring estate and set upon a resurgence for the brand, with a complete restoration of winemaking facilities and a bold new direction. This blend of 45/35/20 Chardonnay / Pinot Noir / Pinot Meunier was sourced from 70 crus. At blending, there are 120 different vats to work with, and the final cépage spent 3 years on lees. My bottle was disgorged January 2021, with 7 g/L. This is showing lovely development, with a darker hued yellow yielding toasted brioche, nougat, green and red apple, rainier cherry, with an expansive palate framed across a tight, lemon-laced lattice. Nice balance between rich and reined, drinking well now.Tasted: 06 May 2022Tasted by: Prices:
BC$76.99750mlBCLS ($44.99 375ml)
AB$60.00750mlprivate wine shops
Producer: AyalaDistributors: Trialto Wine Group
Blend: Pinot Noir - Chardonnay - Pinot MeunierCSPC: 817601UPC: 3113841001000