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Second Half 2020 Sample Roundup

January 12, 2021

Dallas Wine Chick highlighted the Champagne Ayala range within a story dedicated to standout wines tasted during the second half of 2020. Writer Melanie Ofenloch sets the stage by noting that Ayala “is one of the longest-established Champagne Houses,” before recommending its prestige cuvée, Le Blanc de Blancs 2013, as well as its two flagship non-vintage expressions Brut Majeur and Rosé Majeur.

Ayala’s pure expression of Chardonnay, Le Blanc de Blancs 2013, is described as “gorgeous with notes of citrus,  apple, flowers, almonds and fresh bread. After providing the breakdown of the Brut Majeur blend, she added, “I tasted notes of citrus, apple, lemon curd, white flowers, honeysuckle, pepper and brioche. It’s an elegant, balanced and fruity champagne.” Expect to “taste notes of berry, herbs, spice, flowers and stone fruit” in your glass of Rosé Majeur according to Ofenloch. Read the full story HERE

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