Champagne Ayala is one of the original twenty-six Grandes Marques Champagne Houses, which was acquired by the Bollinger family in 2005 and remains the archetype of a great Champagne House. Established in 1860 in Aÿ, and surrounded by the area’s most prestigious vineyards, the core range of cuvées epitomises the dry and elegant House style. Ayala were pioneers in introducing a drier style of wine during the second half of the 19th century. Today, cellar master Caroline Latrive carefully ensures the House style is maintained, crafting wines renowned for their precision, delicacy and quality, which we have fallen in love with. Our previous House Champagne, Pierre Mignon was fantastic however, we believe this is a serious, qualitative step-up. Here Cru's such as Cremant for Chardonnay, Aÿ and Bouzy for Pinot Noir and Venteuil for Pinot Meunier have been used. These villages are some of the highest rated on the Echelle des Crus scale. Its extended ageing in cellar (minimum of 3 years on the less) makes it suitable for enjoying now.

Champagne Ayala, 1, rue Edmond de Ayala - 51160 Aÿ

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