Cuvée Perle D'Ayala 2006

CHAMPAGNE AYALA

Cuvée Perle D'Ayala
2006

  • Biodynamic
Product code
825701
Format
6 x 750ml
Listing type
Open
Status
Available
Country
France
Regulated designation
Appellation origine controlée (AOC)
Region
Champagne
Subregion
Montagne de Reims
Varietal(s)
Chardonnay 80 %
Pinot Noir 20 %
Color
White
Closure type
Cork
Availability
Winery's website

About this winery

Champagne AYALA is one of the longest-established champagne Houses; it has been based in Aÿ, at the heart of the great champagne vineyards, since it was founded over 150 years ago. Independent and family-owned, it is still today the archetype of a great and historic House, producing top quality wines which are enjoyed throughout the world for their freshness and elegance. Edmond de Ayala, founder of the House in 1860, came from a family that had always aspired to go one step further. His...

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Notes about product

Fruit for this Champagne was selected from 100% Grand Crus villages, including Chouilly, Aÿ and Le Mesnil-sur-Oger. Ayala encourages the use of organic techniques in the vineyards.

Winemaking notes

Using traditional winemaking techniques, Cuvée Perle d’Ayala aged 9 years on its lees in cellar after disgorgement under cork in order to allow for controlled oxidation and development of complex aromas and flavors.

Tasting notes

A nutty complexity that is balanced by a wonderful perfume of peach, lemon and lime aromas. The palate expresses rich pastry notes and a full, round finish.

Press reviews

James Suckling

- 93 points -

July 2018

A chardonnay dominant cuvée (80 per cent) that has rested on lees for more than eight years. It delivers attractive, nutty complexity with an array of peach, lemon and lime aromas. The palate has attractive, pastry-like flavors with lime curd and a fleshy, smooth finish. 

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