Ayala, Brut Rose, NV

Producer: Ayala
Vintage: NV
Grape variety: Sparkling: Pinot
Origin: France, Champagne, Champagne
Appellation: Champagne
Date tasted: 7 January 2008
Price when tasted: £22.95

Tasting notes


This is a serious classic Rosé from a house that was formed in 1860 but purchased by Bollinger in 2005. The nose is lean and focused, with subtle red berry notes and a slight biscuity aspect. It produces a fine mousse on the palate which is taut, dry and undeniably geared to accompany food. £45


Ayala has seen a return to form since 2000 when Jean-Jacques Frey joined as a shareholder and brought with him 45ha of vineyard. The rosé is yeaty and elegant with bright raspberry fruit that leads on to some creamy, dark spicy flavours and a juicy finish.

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