The quintessential expression of the Ayala style, the Brut Majeur is all about purity and elegance. Light gold in colour, with a delicate mousse. The nose unveils expressive notes of citrus, florals and white fruits. Well balanced with a delicate complexity, Chardonnay adds a lively, fresh fruitiness on the palate, while the Pinot Noir gives the wine richness and length. Ideal as an aperitif, Brut Majeur is also the perfect accompaniment to any course of a meal.
Champagne Ayala was founded in 1860 by Edmond de Ayala in the village of Aÿ, in the heart of the Grands Crus of the Champagne region. One of the oldest Champagne houses, it has always been recognised for the quality of its wines. It made a name for itself in the early 1900s in the thriving export market of Great Britain by pioneering a drier style of Champagne, which was preferred among the upper echelons of British society. This led to the House being awarded a Royal Warrant by King Edward VII in 1908.
Champagne Ayala was bought by the Bollinger family in 2005, which was the start of a resurgence for the House with a complete restoration of the winemaking facilities. The cellar master today is Julian Gout, who is part of the young generation of environmentally focused Champagne makers. He crafts exceptional Chardonnay-dominant Champagnes, using grapes from an impressive palette of crus from all over the Champagne region, especially the Grands Crus from the Côte des Blancs.
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