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Ayala Cuvée N°7 (2007) Champagne Brut Grand Cru

$64.45

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This cuvée is offered once its peak has been reached and in limited quantities.

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To give birth to this rare cuvée, the Cellar Master has chosen champagnes which have aged for more than 12 years in the cellars of the house and which come from 7 exclusively classified Grand Cru villages of the Côte des Blancs and the Mountain. from Reims, such as Cramant, Aÿ, Verzy, Le Mesnil sur Oger, Oger and Vertus.

The blend is composed of Chardonnay grape variety for 2/3 and 1/3 Pinot Noir grape.

The color is pale gold.

On the nose and on the palate: magnificent presence of white flowers and candied fruits such as mirabelle plum, Cretan apricot, vine nectarine.

The palate is round and silky with some saline and minty notes. The finish is powerful and persistent.

To taste around 10 ° C. It will be a perfect marriage with medallions of lobster or lobster from Brittany, with oysters from Marennes-Oléron or Belon.

But also with white meats such as Marengo veal with black truffles from Quercy, or white from Piedmont. Or with sea fish in a white butter sauce.

Elegant on a Norwegian omelette with vanilla and dark chocolate.

Fabulous on meringue ice cream with pineapple chips.

Size : 750ml
Alcohol Degree : 12°
Appellation : Champagne
Vintage : 2007
Grapes : Chardonnay & Pinot Noir
Quality : Extra Brut

Edmond de Ayala in 1855, son of a Colombian diplomat, moved to Mareuil en Champagne to learn how to vinify wines. He married in 1858 with an Albrecht who brought in the wedding basket the castle of A dans and its vineyard and together founded the Maison Ayala in 1860 and the mark was filed with the registry of the commercial court of Reims in 1875.

Edmond's brother who had moved to London in the meantime and who is a very close friend of the Prince of Wales asks his brother to make a low-dose champagne and Ayala will thus become the official supplier to the English crown. . The image of Ayala champagne is created and so is its success.

The vicissitudes of the phylloxera crisis in the years 1885 which will almost destroy the vineyard, the fire in the cellars and the castle in 1910, the war of 1914-1918, the crisis of 1929 weaken the Ayala house which will pass from hand to hand until 2005 by being bought by the Bollinger house, whose cellars are almost adjoining and face in the same street.

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