The Hideaway Report, a reputable resource for off the radar escapes and product recommendations, has included Champagne Ayala Le Blanc de Blancs 2013 in its gift guide for subscribers.
Contributor Betsy Andrews offers background on the 150+ year old House, led by Caroline Latrive, one of only a few female Chef de Caves in the region. She adds, “Latrive uses grapes from exceptional years only to create a 100 percent Chardonnay blanc de blancs, redolent of alluring orange notes that distinguish it from other bottles in its category. Its lush, round texture is balanced out by a zesty, mineral finish and lively, tight bubble. This is one delicious celebratory sip.”
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Ayala’s Blanc de Blancs is 100% Chardonnay, produced in small quantities in exceptional years only, fully expresses the superb caliber of great Chardonnay from the best crus of the Côte des Blancs. After 6 years of aging in Ayala’s cellars, remarkable minerality and low dosage make this an outstanding wine.
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.