"A cleverly arranged nose with saturated rose-like perfume layered into ripe expressive peaches, strawberries and wild dark cherries. The palate holds that darker cherry edge with real style and balance. Terrific. Drink now."
"The NV Brut Rosé Majeur is also outstanding and offers a slightly exotic style in its floral, spicy, raspberry-scented aromas. This medium-bodied Champagne has sharp acidity, solid balance, and a clean, lengthy finish. Give bottles a year. The blend is 50% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir, and the balance Pinot Meunier, all of which spent three years on lees."
"A lovely fresh pinot noir, this is focused on the herbal, spicy imprint of the soil. Its red berry scents and pink peppercorn spice frame the earthiness, while nervous acidity brightens the flavors and carries them through a long finish. Serve it with thinly sliced magret de canard, seared rare."
"Bright orange-pink. Fresh strawberry and tangerine on the lively floral nose and in the mouth. Spicy and incisive, with sappy red fruit and rose pastille flavors underscored by juicy acidity and a subtle chalky nuance. A mineral element adds bite to the finish, which hangs on with strong tenacity and repeating floral character. Six percent of the Pinot Noir component in this blend is in the form of still Pinot Noir from vineyards in the Montagne de Reims."
"Attractive orange‐ and pink‐ colored Champagne, dry and fruity, with intense acidity to go with the lemon and pink grapefruit flavors. The wine feels light, delicate, the aftertaste very crisp.”
"(50% chardonnay, 40% pinot noir and 10% pinot meunier; disgorged February, 2013): Bright orange-pink. Aromas of fresh red berries, white pepper and rose oil, with a zesty mineral topnote. Juicy, focused, refreshingly bitter raspberry and bitter cherry flavors are complicated by a hint of buttered toast. Closes dry and stony, with very good persistence."
"Delicate flavors of plum, slivered almond, white raspberry and bread dough mix in this fresh rosé, with a lively bead. The smoky undertow gains momentum on the finish."
"The new release of Ayala “Rosé Majeur” non-vintage Brut is comprised of a blend of fifty percent chardonnay, forty percent pinot noir and ten percent pinot meunier, with six percent of the pinot noir being still red wine. The wine spent three years aging sur latte, so this is base year 2012 and it was finished with a dosage of seven grams per liter. The beautiful ruby salmon color is followed by a classy bouquet of blood orange, a touch of rhubarb, beautiful spice tones, chalky minerality, rye bread and a gentle topnote of lavender. On the palate the wine is bright, full-bodied and beautifully balanced, with a good core, brisk acids, pinpoint bubbles and good, solid length and grip on the youthful finish. Like the previous iteration I reviewed in December, this wine is already approachable, but will be even better with a bit of bottle age. Good juice. 2017-2030+."
Brut Rosé Majeur is a blend of Chardonnay (51%), Pinot Noir (40%) and Pinot Meunier (9%). The very high proportion of Chardonnay and the ageing process result in a Champagne with remarkable finesse and elegance.
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 Rosé 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.
Rosé Champagne is a difficult wine to make, but sharing and enjoying it is always a magical moment .
Rosé Majeur is the wine for love, tenderness, happiness.
It is the result of a very unique and original blend : the importance is given to Chardonnay which accounts for more than 50% of the cuvee.
The unusual proportion of white grapes gives extra-ordinary delicacy to the wine.w