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    9 749
  • Producer ranking ?

    14
  • Decanting time

    15min
  • When to drink

    2020-2025
  • Food Pairing

    Seafood, Salads & Consommes

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The Story

Brut Majeur is a blend of Pinot Noir (40%), Chardonnay (40%) and Pinot Meunier (20%). Pinot Noir and Chardonnay bring vinosity and delicacy together in a very harmoniously balanced blend. The complement of Pinot Meunier adds a charming touch of fruitiness and liveliness. Ayala Brut Majeur contains about 30% reserve wine and remains on the lees for more than 30 months, twice the legal minimum for Champagne. The dosage is notably low, only 7g/L.

Ayala currently owns 35 acres in Champagne. Thanks to its privileged location in the heart of the Grand Crus of Montagne de Reims and their link to Bollinger, they also have unique access to top quality grapes.

Everything from grape reception to vinification, aging, riddling and disgorgement is done at the Ayala cellars. Brut Majeur is fermented in stainless steel, with a focus on freshness and precision. It spends 2.5 years on the lees and rests in the cellar for at least 3 months after disgorgement.

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Wine Information

Brut Majeur is the result of the blending of a particular harvest with quality reserve wines. Aÿ being the capital of Pinot Noir, this noble grape is always central thus ensuring the vinosity, the fullness and the intensity of the wine.

Chardonnay gives elegance, liveliness and finesse, and Pinot Meunier adds a delicate fresh and fruity note. The cellar master is an artist, and every new cuvee he creates is a work of art, the result of very rigorous selections among innumerable possibilities.

His art consists in recreating every year a great wine which is true to the style of the House, with the subtle balance between roundness, elegance and vivacity. The low dosage, 7 grams per litre, reveals the delicate nuances of the aromas and the bouquet.

Brut Majeur is ideal served as an aperitif, however its vinosity and its personality make it also a wonderful accompaniment throughout a meal.

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Latest Pro-tasting notes

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Tasting note

color

Light, Green-Yellow and Clear

ending

Long, Lingering and Acidic

flavors

Cranberry

nose

Fresh, Simple and Open

recommend

Yes

taste

Average in Acidity, High tannin, Balanced, Youthful, Simple, Dry and Drying tannins

Verdict

Well made and Average

Written Notes

Pale green yellow colour. Fresh, aromatic nose with baked apples. Dry, round and supple palate with aromatic, fresh fruity palate. Very smooth mouthfeel with sweet sensations. JL 88p (9/9/2020)

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Origin

Ay, Champagne

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