Ayala Brut Nature Champagne75cl / 12%
A bone-dry Champagne from Ayala, a historic house owned by the Bollinger family. Made using the same base wine as the Brut Majeur, this food-friendly wine is an excellent match for Thai cuisine, as well as oysters or sushi.
Allergen InformationThis product may contain the following:
- sulphur dioxide and sulphites at concentrations of more than 10mg/kg or 10mg/l
Ayala Brut Nature Champagne Reviews
Notes by Rocky
Blend: 40% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir, 20% Pinot Meunier.
Style: Bone dry, with all the characteristics of the Brut Majeur – refreshing, pure and elegant with white-fruit notes in evidence.
Food-match suggestion: Bone-dry Champagnes are more suited to enjoying with food rather than as apéritifs and this is no different. It is a delicious companion for oysters, as well as Thai cuisine and a manner of fish dishes, especially sushi and sashimi.
Comment: Unusually, Ayala use the same base wine as in the Brut Majeur, but without the addition of sugar. It is aged for an extra year (four in total), adding extra complexity and concentration of mineral flavours, with grapefruit and peach notes to balance the acidity.
Producer's Tasting Notes
Colour: Bright gold, with a silver hue.
Nose: Direct but fine. Marked by precision and notes of citrus fruit with a saline component.
Palate: Both complex and clean. Remains full of purity and tension. Delivers dry, mineral notes, along with flavours of grapefruit and white fruits.