Grape varieties:   Pinot Noir (45%), Chardonnay (30%) and Pinot Meunier (25%).

Soil:   Belemnite chalk

Located in Aÿ, in the heart of the Montagne de Reims vineyards, Ayala naturally focuses on Grand Cru Pinot Noir for its Brut Majeur and its Vintage Brut. Ayala is a “small” house, the artisan of champagne-making.

Its small size enables Ayala to produce “haute couture” by sourcing its grapes mainly in Grand Cru – (17 in total) and Premier Cru vineyards (44 in total out of 319 villages). The Ayala-blend has an extremely high average rating of 93% on the “échelle des crus” scale.

Pale gold in color with a fine mousse, the wine is aromatic on the nose. On the palate, it is well balanced and shows great finesse and complexity.

Pinot Noir gives the wine 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 and roundness.

Ageing : More than 2,5 years on the lees  and in the cellar for at least another 3 months after disgorgement

Delicious as an aperitif, Brut Majeur is also the perfect wine to serve throughout a meal such as sea food, scallops, lobster, crab, fresh or grilled fish, fish terrines, salmon  or beef carpaccio.