The Old Fire Station, Old Market, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire

Champagne Ayala, Brut Majeur, Ay,

Founded in 1860 by Edmond de Ayala, Champagne Ayala is in Ay, in the heart of the Grand Crus. Owned by Bollinger since 2005.

Ayala Brut Majeur perfectly represents the Ayala style. The Chardonnay, emblematic grape variety, present at 55% in this cuvée expresses all its purity and elegance. The same sheer spirit is expressed through the low dosage and the stainless-steel vat vinification, which ensures that primary aromas are respected. An extended ageing of three years in the cellars confers the final touch to this cuvée, where balance and precision coexist with finesse and elegance. The fruit of a tailor-made blend, Brut Majeur includes more than 70 crus from all of the Champagne region. This exceptional sourcing makes the most of the terroirs’ richness: Côte des Blancs, Montagne de Reims, Vallée de la Marne, Aube, Vitryat, or even Sézannais.

At the time of vinification, 120 individual stainless-steel vats each hosts a specific cru, grape variety and year. This careful handling of the raw material makes it possible to preserve the integrity and personality of each cru, to as to create a blend of an extraordinary diversity.

55% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir, 15% Pinot Meunier with 3 years on lees on average.

Dosage: 6g/l

A light gold colour with a delicate perlage. The nose is expressive and nuanced with citrus fruits, white flowers and green apple. This is a balanced and fresh champagne with a precise and delicate character.

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We can deliver anywhere in mainland Britain from £11.95 per case.