Ayala `Perle d'Ayala` 2002 (6 x 750mL), Champagne, France.

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The “Jewel of Ayala”, Chardonnay represents 80% of the blend and comes from 3 top Grand Cru villages in the Côte des Blancs, all rated 100% on the "échelle des crus" scale. The remaining 20% is Pinot Noir from Aÿ, the top Grand Cru for Pinot Noir.

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Expert Reviews

"Supple and creamy, evoking vanilla, coffee, apricot and mineral aromas and flavors. Theres an appealing combination of finesse and power against a tightly knit fabric and a complex flavor profile. Fine length." Rating 93 - Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator (NOV/2009)

Winery Tasting Notes

The 2002 Vintage

The beginning of the year was a little difficult because of very unstable weather and a lot of rain, particularly in July. September offered a wonderful weather as from the 7th: the Indian summer allowed an exceptional maturity for the grapes. This harvest was average in olume, but the quality of the fruit was excellent, which enables us to present this wine without any dosage.


As clear as crystal, its colour is pale golden yellow and displays a very light amber glint. Great finesse of the bubbles.


The nose is fresh and offers a lovely bouquet of white fruits and citrus.


On the palate the wine is generous and fresh with delicate and subtle notes of vanilla which reveal the ageing under natural cork. The notes of the nose then linger on the finish with remarkable freshness and finesse.

The Blend

Made out of the 2002 harvest, this Cuvee Perle Nature is a very exclusive blend of 80% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Noir, all the grapes being selected from Grand Cru & Premiers Crus villages.


This wine has been aged for at least 5 years in our cellars. The real cork used for this long ageing allows the best control of oxydo-reduction and ensures the development of very delicate and complex aromas. It is a very rare practice today in Champagne and the bottle is known for its famous “bague carrée” (square ring).

Food Matching

Its freshness goes well along with delicate entrees such as carpaccio of duck foie gras, pastry of salmon and red mullet, raviolis of ris de veau and lobster. It will also pair with fish in sauce.


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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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