Ayala

Brut Majeur Champagne Blend

9.053 ratings
9.117 pro ratings
Champagne, France
Champagne Blend
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

Ayala (Bollinger owned), a blend of 40% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir and 20% Pinot Meunier. Bright Pale Gold with aromas of stone fruits, citrus scents and biscuit notes. On the palate apple and orange, with raspberry characteristics are present in a well balanced structure. The finish has plenty of toasty nutty biscuit, clean and elegant on the long ending.

Ayala (Bollinger owned), a blend of 40% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir and 20% Pinot Meunier. Bright Pale Gold with aromas of stone fruits, citrus scents and biscuit notes. On the palate apple and orange, with raspberry characteristics are present in a well balanced structure. The finish has plenty of toasty nutty biscuit, clean and elegant on the long ending.

Oct 11th, 2016
Sipping Fine Wine

Ayala, been owned by Bollinger since 2005 and it was a good move. This is a blend of 40% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir and 20% Pinot Meunier. Pale straw gold with aromas of stone fruits, citrus, floral scents and yeastiness. On the palate crisp apple, a touch of orange, and red berry come forth in fine structure. The finish has a good punch of toasty nutty biscuit, clean and elegant on the long ending.

Ayala, been owned by Bollinger since 2005 and it was a good move. This is a blend of 40% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir and 20% Pinot Meunier. Pale straw gold with aromas of stone fruits, citrus, floral scents and yeastiness. On the palate crisp apple, a touch of orange, and red berry come forth in fine structure. The finish has a good punch of toasty nutty biscuit, clean and elegant on the long ending.

May 24th, 2016
Perry Riddle

Very clean. Almost sanitized.

Very clean. Almost sanitized.

Sep 29th, 2015
Christian Broder

GM/Sommelier The Social Wine Company

9.1

Merguez, kraut, eggs and Ayala.

Merguez, kraut, eggs and Ayala.

Dec 21st, 2014
Willie Carter

Pale old gold with a fine mousse. Small precise perpetual bubbles throughout. Nice effervescence. A decidedly fresh and aromatic nose showing lemon meringue pie, pears, and orange zest. Yeast everywhere but never obnoxious or superfluous. Green apples and honey say hello.

This is one of the most conventional non vintage brut champagnes around. And that is in no way an insult. Few can do it with such clarity, precision, and downright cleanliness. This is a ridiculously clean champagne, it’s so beautiful. Showing plenty of complexity and freshness.

The palate displays the customary characteristics of roasted almonds and toasted biscuits. Nice minerality to go with the fresh citrus fruits. Those tart apples are really highlighted here. You want conventional, you got conventional. But in the best way possible.

Pale old gold with a fine mousse. Small precise perpetual bubbles throughout. Nice effervescence. A decidedly fresh and aromatic nose showing lemon meringue pie, pears, and orange zest. Yeast everywhere but never obnoxious or superfluous. Green apples and honey say hello.

This is one of the most conventional non vintage brut champagnes around. And that is in no way an insult. Few can do it with such clarity, precision, and downright cleanliness. This is a ridiculously clean champagne, it’s so beautiful. Showing plenty of complexity and freshness.

The palate displays the customary characteristics of roasted almonds and toasted biscuits. Nice minerality to go with the fresh citrus fruits. Those tart apples are really highlighted here. You want conventional, you got conventional. But in the best way possible.

Nov 10th, 2020
Michael Mallon

Green apples and citrus + raspberry notes + biscuit on the medium finish.

Green apples and citrus + raspberry notes + biscuit on the medium finish.

Jan 19th, 2020
Riccardo Arrigoni

Loca ubriaca Varese

Loca ubriaca Varese

Aug 5th, 2018
Natalia Denisova

Pale lemon color, big fine bubbles. Medium+ aromas of ripe lemon peel, yellow apple, white peach, blossom, vanilla, bread cover, brioche. High acidity, medium body, medium+ intense of flavor, white peach, yellow apple, brioche. Long finish.
Balanced, elegant yet structured.
Better after some time, beautifully develop in the glass.

Pale lemon color, big fine bubbles. Medium+ aromas of ripe lemon peel, yellow apple, white peach, blossom, vanilla, bread cover, brioche. High acidity, medium body, medium+ intense of flavor, white peach, yellow apple, brioche. Long finish.
Balanced, elegant yet structured.
Better after some time, beautifully develop in the glass.

Feb 14th, 2018
Stanislav Lobanov

(16.5/20) Аромат яблок, айвы и сдобной булки. Высокая, хорошо интегрированная кислотность. Во вкусе яблоко, мёд, белый персик. Элегантное, прекрасно сбалансированное шампанское.

(16.5/20) Аромат яблок, айвы и сдобной булки. Высокая, хорошо интегрированная кислотность. Во вкусе яблоко, мёд, белый персик. Элегантное, прекрасно сбалансированное шампанское.

Nov 15th, 2016
Bromento Mori

Very, very dope. Happy to have this on the regular.

Very, very dope. Happy to have this on the regular.

Aug 26th, 2016