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NV Ayala - Brut Zero Champagne Blend - France - Champagne - White

France - Champagne

White Champagne Blend
Producer Notes

One of the original "grande marque" Champagne houses, dating back to 1860, Ayala has returned to the US market after a period of absence. Now under the ownership of Bollinger, the house, located in Ay in the heart of Champagne, maintains its tradition of purity and pristine delineation in all of its champagnes. The wines are appealing... More »

Score
92
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Drink Dates
VF: 2008-2011
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Source Vinfolio

This is what those oysters-on-the half-shell are screaming for! Bright, zippy and cool, bare elegance. The nose is one of verve and delineated chalk, green pear and lemon pith. A bone-dry, clear-as-a bell mouth of grapefruit, green apple granita and lemon sorbet cleanse and titillate the mouth and the finish is the cleanest and most refreshing you will encounter.

Author Oenosopher
Site / Blog St. Henry Brewery - brewing 'til the bitter end! Trust Rating 99.524%
Tasted On 10/10/2008

There is a rustic, pungent aspect to this wine which is precariously balanced against a melange of ripe fruits and hints of toasted caramel. Flavors are crisp and leaves an impression of evaporating off my palate. A very nice wine indeed.

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Everyone Could Use a Little Sparkle...
I love the holidays.  The crisp winter air, the music, the family, the food, and the best part - the bubbly.  Not that you have to wait for a special occasion to break out the Champagne (I certainly don't!) - but the...


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