Established in 1820, the House of Ayala has an incredible history, with a pioneering and visionary personality at its helm, Edmond de AYALA always sought to go the extra mile. The name AYALA comes from the champenois village of Aÿ, where the House has been located since its creation. A pioneer in introducing a drier style, Edmond had the flair to launch “dry champagne” in 1865, with only 21 g/L. A bold statement in favour of purity, contrasting with the traditional French dosage of more than 150 g/L at that time, but it laid the foundations of the Champagne style we know today. Bollinger acquired AYALA in 2005, reaffirming its place in the Champagne Rolodex of stars.
‘Nature’ means no ‘dosage’ or sweet element is added at the disgorgement stage, resulting in a bone-dry, pure, crisp expression of Chardonnay-driven Champagne. Utterly delicious.
Tasting Note: A lean, fresh, taut-yet-supple Champagne, given texture and body from extended lees ageing. Apple fresh, with pleasing preserved lemon and brioche notes. Delicious and ultimately refreshing.