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2008 AYALA CHAMPAGNE BRUT BLANC DE BLANCS 750ML
2008 AYALA CHAMPAGNE BRUT BLANC DE BLANCS 750ML
 
Bottle Price $89.99
Year 2008
Size 750ML
Color Sparkling
Varietal Chardonnay
Country France

Product Code: 3103720
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RATINGS: 92pts Wine Spectator

Founded in 1860 by Edmond de Ayala, Ayala is one of the most historic houses in Champagne. It was one of the 18 founding members of the ""Grandes Marques de Champagne"" syndicate in 1882 and wentthrough a golden age in the 1920s and 1930s, when it was one of the largest 10 houses in Champagne. Known more recently as ""the sleeping beauty of Champagne,"" it began its reascent to fame when it was purchased the Bollinger group in 2005.

Based in the village of Ay, Ayala is known for its a delicate but pleasurable style, large chardonnay component, and low levels of dosage. The ""sleeping beauty"" reference is to its jewel like Art Deco cellars from 1912, consisting of 1.6 miles of chalk tunnels extending 75 feet underground, whichprovide perfect temperature and humidity. The wines are crafted by Caroline Latrive, one of only 2 female cellar masters in Champagne.

TASTING NOTES: Wine Spectator 92 points Rich and ripe flavors of glazed apricot and spiced plum are layered with pastry dough, graphite and spice notes in this balanced version, with a lively bead. Accessible, presenting juicy acidity through to the clean cut finish. Disgorged April 2015. Drink now through 2024. A.N..June/2016
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