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Champagne Ayala La Perletext

Champagne Ayala La Perle 2012

Champagne, FranceLa Perle is Ayala's prestige cuvée, made only in the best years, and composed of Grand Crus Chouilly, Cramant, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, and Verzy (Côte de Blancs and Montagne de Reims). The 2012 is 80% chardonnay, 20% pinot noir, rested 8 years on lees under cork closure (agrafé) and was disgorged in July 2020 with 6 g/L. Deep biscuit and dough leads the nose and continues on the palate, joined by red and green apple, subtle Rainier cherry, lemon pith / peel, all etched with chalk. Lovely depth and complexity here, still with freshness. Quite accomplished.Tasted: 11 April 2022Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
Producer: AyalaDistributors: Trialto Wine Group
Blend: Chardonnay - Pinot Noir