Ayala, Brut Majeur

395,00 DKK inc. vat

In stock

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Weight 1,6 kg
Dimensions 7,5 × 7,5 × 30 cm
James Suckling

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Grape blend

55% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir, 15% Pinot Meunier

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Packaging

Cardboard Box

Bottles per case

6

Ayala Brut Majeur is a non-vintage champagne produced by Champagne Ayala, one of the longest-established champagne houses in France. Located in Aÿ, in the heart of the Champagne region, Ayala has been creating exceptional champagnes since 1860.

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.

Brut Majeur is the signature cuvée of Ayala and embodies the house style which is known for freshness and elegance. Ayala is one of the few houses that use a low dosage, which means less added sugar, allowing for a pure expression of the grapes and the terroir.

The substantial proportion of Chardonnay is somewhat unusual for a non-vintage champagne but contributes significantly to the wine's elegant, crisp style. The Pinot Noir adds body and structure, and the Pinot Meunier rounds out the blend, adding fruity, floral notes.

Brut Majeur presents a pale gold color with a steady stream of fine bubbles. On the nose, it offers fresh and lively aromas of citrus and white flowers, along with hints of green apple, pear and a subtle toastiness. On the palate, this wine is typically well-balanced and shows a harmonious blend of fruit, acidity, and a hint of minerality. It's known for its elegance, freshness and a long, clean finish.

This champagne can be enjoyed as an aperitif, but it is also versatile enough to pair well with a variety of dishes. Seafood, particularly oysters or sushi, light poultry dishes, or soft cheeses like Brie, can all be excellent pairings with Ayala Brut Majeur.