Houstonians in need of Champagne and sparkling wine recommendations, look no further. Houston Food Finder reached out to top sommeliers and wine directors in the area to get their insider recommendations on what to enjoy this holiday season. In the story, they spoke with Vanessa Traveño Boyd, sommelier and wine director at The Houstonian Hotel, Club and Spa, and she was quick to recommend Champagne Ayala, ‘Brut Majeur’ NV for its value and taste. She adds, “This is one of the most compelling, entry-level Champagnes on shelves today. Its round fruitiness is driven by a generous amount of Pinot Noir, making it a crowd-worthy selection, but the house style is one that is low on added dosage, keeping that fruit-forwardness in check for the lover of the crisp, lean, linear style. Plus, its alignment with the house of Bollinger guarantees its access to top quality fruit. Bravo to Cellarmaster Caroline Latrive.” Read the full story 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.
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.