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Ayala - Rose Majeur NV

Information

  • Country: France
  • Wine Region: Champagne
  • Wine Maker: Nicolas Klym
  • Grape: Champagne Blend
  • Grape Percentage: 51% Chardonnay 30 % Pinot Noir, 10% Pinot Meunier 9% red still wine from Mareuil-sur-Ay (old vines)
  • Alcohol Percentage: 12.5%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now
Food Matching

Food Matching

Ayala Rosé is perfect as an aperitif or with hot appetisers. It will also be superb with salmon or with desserts made out of red fruits or crumbles. “

Duty/Vat Paid
VS: 91 (NV) WS: 90 (NV) WE: 88 (NV)

Wine tasting notes

A delicate cherry colour with a hint of copper. The mousse is fine and persistent. On the nose, there are aromas of red fruits (strawberries, raspberries, morello cherries) together with nuances of spice. On the palate, this wine is powerful, vinous and is well balanced with a rich and fresh long lasting finish.

Winery Information

Ayala

Ayala is one of the most exciting stories in Champagne today, almost the definition of a boutique Champagne producer. Independently owned, a small team of 12 with what must be the youngest head of a producer in Champagne, every step of production from grape reception to labeling tightly controlled in their jewel of a facility, and above all, an incredible precision in crafting Chardonnay-focused wines that deliver immense pleasure, freshness, and elegance. Long known as the “sleeping.. read more

Expert Reviews

Vinous/Antonio Galloni (NV)91 pts

Jan 2015. By Josh Raynolds. Bright orange-pink. Fresh strawberry and tangerine on the lively floral nose and in the mouth. Spicy and incisive, with sappy red fruit and rose pastille flavors underscored by juicy acidity and a subtle chalky nuance. A mineral element adds bite to the finish, which hangs on with strong tenacity and repeating floral character. Six percent of the Pinot Noir component in this blend is in the form of still Pinot Noir from vineyards in the Montagne de Reims.

Wine Spectator (NV)90 pts

Web Only 2015 - Firm and smoky, with a chalky texture, this balanced rosé shows more mineral character than it does hints of mulberry, dried herb and toasted raisin bread. Drink now.

Wine Enthusiast (NV)88 pts

Typical of the Ayala style, this is almost bone dry. It has crisp acidity and a light touch on the fresh strawberry and raspberry flavors. Its success also comes from the mineral texture that gives structure to this food-friendly wine.

Vinification Notes

The very high proportion of Chardonnay and the ageing process offer remarkable finesse and elegance to this wine. Rosé Majeur has spent more than two years on its lees in our cellars, and rested for four to six months after disgorgement.