Ayala Blanc De Blancs 2004 (6 x 750mL), Champagne, France.

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Overview

The palate is fresh and balanced despite the wine’s relative youth, leading to fresh and very pleasant finish.A very light and elegant cuvee which beautifully associates character and delicacy.

Region:
FRA - Champagne
State:
Imported
Country:
France

Expert Reviews

The white and gold package really says 'blanc des blancs', and there's a striking wine waiting inside. Fresh citrus and lemon marmalade, some lime butter too, chalk, gentle flinty overlay - really terrific. The palate adds some grilled hazelnuts to the citrus and stone-fruit flavours, along with gentle spice. Creamy, elegant yet fullish texture and great balance.

Score: 94

Nick Stock - Good Wine Guide 2012

Winery Tasting Notes

Appearance

Pale gold in colour with a lovely youthful glint, its mousse is superb and displays very fine and distinguished necklaces of bubbles.

Aroma

The nose is expressive with notes of white fruits.

Palate

The palate is fresh and balanced despite the wine’s relative youth, leading to fresh and very pleasant finish.A very light and elegant cuvee which beautifully associates character and delicacy.

Food Matching

Very seductive as an aperitif, it is equally divine with St Jacques scallops, or a braised turbot with truffles or even with a crunchy dessert with aniseed pears. Ayala Blanc de Blancs is a wonderful delight for wine lovers …

Cellaring Potential

At least 5 years.

Vineyard

Ayala Blanc de Blancs is made exclusively with Grands Crus Chardonnays : Le Mesnil sur Oger 50%, Cramant 25%, Chouilly 25%. These 3 villages are rated 100% on the “échelle des crus” scale.

Vintage
2004
Region
FRA - Champagne
Grape Style
Champagne
Closure Type
Cork closure
Alcohol
12%

Winery Profile

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Ayala was founded in 1860 and such was their success they were invited as a foundation member of the "Syndicat des Grandes Marques" in 1882, an organisation restricted to the leading Houses. With fruit from Grand and Premier Crus Ayala has offered consistent style and quality and was purchased by Bollinger in 2005.

Ayala shares the same quality imperiative as Bollinger with wines of a different style. In its December 2006 edition the prestigious and influential French magazine "La Revue du Vin de France" selected Ayala Brut Majeur as a "Grand Vin" and included it (together with Bollinger Special Cuvee) in their Top 5 champagnes that illustrated the different styles of champagnes - Ayala being selected as being both an aperitif as well as for the table.

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