The Brut Nature of the Champagne House Ayala is a delicious blend of typical varietals from the Champagne Region. It is 45% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Meunier. This wine is identifiable by its natural balance - it does not benefit from any dosage during disgorgement- and expresses its purity. After a 2 to 3 years ageing process in a cellar, this champagne releases minerality, finesse, vinosity and complexity. It has a beautiful aromatic intensity on the nose and expresses citrussy and salty notes which bring a great freshness to the wine. This champagne is a mix of restrained power and elegance, which is very characteristic of the Chardonnay. This wine offers a balance between vibrancy and purity.
Ayala : Brut Nature
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The latest release of Ayala's NV Brut Nature offers up notes of apple skin, citrus oil and green herbs, followed by a medium-bodied, crisp and incisive palate with a youthfully frothy mousse, pronounced acids and bone-dry finish. It was disgorged after three and a half years sur lattes with no dosage. To my palate, this is a little green, lean and compact, its no-dosage style crying out for more fruit maturity.