Popular Dallas-based publication D Magazine has published a thorough online gift guide designed specifically for wine and spirits lovers. Within the piece, writer Hayley Hamilton recommends several options at different price points available to purchase in the greater Dallas-Fort Worth area, including Champagne Ayala Brut Majeur NV and the rare 2005 Perle D’Ayala. She offers context noting Edmond de Ayala founded the House in 1860, “dedicating his life to creating a sparkler with style and a sense of adventure.” Of the Brut Majeur, she highlights its freshness and elegance, and offers context that the Perle D’Ayala, only produced in stellar growing years benefits from complex “layers of brioche, honey, toasted toffee, and apple.” Read the full list of recommendations here
Brut Majeur is the epitome of a non-vintage brut from a great, historic House and is the finest ambassador for the House’s freshness and elegance. A blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes, coupled with extended aging in Ayala's cellars and a low dosage, make this wine suitable for any occasion.
A treasure in the portfolio, Perle d'Ayala is produced only in exceptional years, according to practices that have remained faithful to the Champagne tradition. Composed of a majority of Chardonnay, this wine captures the essence of the Champagne terroir, in the purest respect of the style of the House.
Ayala is one of the most exciting stories in Champagne today, almost the definition of a boutique Champagne producer. Independently owned, a small, young and dynamic team handles every step of production from grape reception to labeling in their jewel of a facility with incredible precision, crafting Chardonnay-focused wines that deliver immense pleasure, freshness, and elegance.