Ayala Blanc Des Blancs 1999 (6 x 750mL), Champagne, France. RRP$129.99

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RRP $129.99

$99.99 per Bottle
$599.94 per pack
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Overview

Blanc de Blancs is a blend of three Grand Crus from the Côte des Blancs in which Le Mesnil-sur-Oger has the largest proportion, completed with wines from Cramant and Chouilly.

In great vintages these crus combine beautifully to deliver a very elegant, light, creamy and lively wine.

Region:
FRA - Champagne
State:
Imported
Country:
France

Expert Reviews

Some golden development in this Champagne's colour, and a toasty, honey and nougat nose - a complex and engaging wine. The palate has a fine, chalky texture and a lively citrus and peach flavour, finishing with bready autolysis flavour. Rating 93 & 2 Glasses, Nick Stock, Good Wine Guide 2011

5 Stars "Blanc de blanc styles are prized by Champagne lovers for their finesse and delicacy. Ayalas blanc de blanc is made exclusively from grand cru chardony. With lemon and grapefruit flavours and hints of toast and honey, the textures are crisp and zesty." Canberra Times, Fergus McGhie (Australia), 27 Feb 08

". . . Its superbly fine and dry - everything a blanc de blanc should be. A faint apple varietal character comes through, enhanced by a subtle breadiness. A superb aperitif." Winewise, Lester Jesberg (Australia), April 08

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.

Vintage
1999
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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