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Ayala Champagne Brut Nature 1999

Ayala Champagne Brut Nature 1999

750ML    
Sku: 042595

The NV Brut is always the best expression of the style of a great Champagne House. At AYALA, we take every step to make one of the finest Champagnes. And to show the exceptional quality of our wines, we created “Brut Nature”: Quality expressed in the wine’s most pure style.

Tasting notes
Pale gold in color with a fine mousse, the wine is extremely aromatic on the nose. On the palate, it is quite dry and shows great style and complexity. Pinot Noir gives the wine its richness and a long finish while Chardonnay, from the finest soils of the Côte des Blancs, adds delicacy, liveliness and freshness. Pinot Meunier, mainly from the Marne Valley, gives the wine an appealing fruitiness.

Rating
1999 Vintage: 93 Points - Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator: "A delightful Champagne, fresh and harmonious, offering peach, lemon cake, tobacco and toast notes. Vibrant and elegant, with a lingering, chalky finish. Drink now through 2020."


Wine maker notes
Made virtually only with Grands Crus grapes (there are only 17 Grand Cru villages, rated 100%, out of the 326 crus in the Champagne region), Pinot Noir accounts for 80% of the blend. Of the Pinot Noir, 100% comes from the grand cru grapes of A˙. 99% comes from Mareuil-sur-A˙. These high quality grapes give the wine its vinosity and strength. Chardonnay accounts for 20% of the wine's composition giving it a superb touch of elegance and finesse. Of the Chardonnay, the crus come from Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Cramant and Chouilly (one third each, all top Grands Crus rated 100%).

Food pairing
Ideal as an aperitif, it pairs perfectly with seafood, caviar, scallops, lobster, crab, salmon; sushis and Asian food are also very good pairings. The Brut Nature compliments soft and mouldy cheeses such as Coulommiers, Brie and Brillat-Savarin. Pairings with desserts include crumbles with red berries or figs. Brut Nature can also be enjoyed after dinner with a cigar. And for ladies, it is also the perfect “diet champagne”!

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Country: France
Region: Champagne
Grape Varietal: Champagne Blend
Type: Sparkling

Reg. 75.99

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