Ayala, Brut Nature, zero dosage
440,00 kr. inc. vat
|Dimensions||7,5 × 7,5 × 30 cm|
55% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir, 15% Pinot Meunier
|Bottles per case||
Ayala Brut Nature Zero Dosage is an intriguing and distinctive Champagne produced by Champagne Ayala, a well-respected house located in Aÿ, at the heart of the Champagne region in France. The house has been known for its elegant, fresh styles of Champagne since it was established in 1860.
The term "Brut Nature" or "Zero Dosage" on the label signifies that the Champagne has had no dosage, meaning no extra sugar has been added after the second fermentation in the bottle. This results in a drier style of Champagne that lets the true characteristics of the grapes and the terroir shine through without any added sweetness.
Ayala Brut Nature Zero Dosage is made from a blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier. The exact blend can vary from year to year, but Ayala generally uses a higher proportion of Chardonnay in their Champagnes, lending them a marked elegance and freshness.
The Brut Nature Zero Dosage displays a pale gold color with a stream of fine, persistent bubbles. On the nose, it will offer fresh and complex aromas of citrus fruits, green apple, and white flowers, with subtle hints of brioche or toast due to the extended aging on the lees (the dead yeast cells from the second fermentation). On the palate, the Ayala Brut Nature Zero Dosage is crisp, clean, and well-structured, with a wonderful balance of fruit, acidity, and a distinct minerality. The finish is long and refreshing.
This Champagne's high acidity and lack of added sugar make it an excellent partner for a range of food pairings. Serve with seafood, oysters, sushi, sea urchins, or other delicate fish dishes.