Marks and reviews
The Ayala Champagne House was founded in 1860 by Edmond de Ayala and his wife. For generations, the members of the Ayala family have been committed to producing greatly elegant champagnes that are appreciated beyond borders, notably across the Channel, where Ayala has been the official supplier for the British crown. In 2005, the Ayala Champagne House was taken over by the family company Jacques Bollinger.
Ayala n°7 is blended from 7 Grands Crus of the Montagne de Reims and the Côte des Blancs in Champagne.
Ayala n°7 Brut 2007 comprises a blend of Pinot Noir (1/3) and Chardonnay (2/3). 7 exceptional Grands Crus have been meticulously selected to give Ayala n°7 all the qualities of a fine brut champagne. The crus of Chouilly and Aÿ give their generosity and finesse, blending with the vivacity and allure of Verzy and Le Mesnil-Sur-Oger. The terroir of Cramant brings structure to this wine, marked by the beautiful chalky minerality of Avize and the fruitiness of Oger.
With a low dosage of 6 g/l, the Ayala n°7 Brut 2007 is aged for 11 years in the shade and coolness of the house’s cellars. The bottles are stirred and disgorged by hand, with the utmost respect for Champagne's traditional methods.
The colour of Ayala n°7 Brut 2007 suggests freshness and elegance through its light golden colour.
The nose is delicate and powerful. The rich and fruity aromas of mirabelle plums and apricots are reminiscent of summer, the freshness of which is brought out by notes of eucalyptus.
The supple palate is generous and creamy. The Ayala n°7 Brut 2007 exudes saline and mentholated notes. The finish is powerful and persistent.
We recommend serving Ayala’s n°7 Brut 2007 Champagne at a temperature of 12°C in a well-curved flute to allow it to develop its aromas.
Food and wine pairing
Ayala Champagne n°7 Brut 2007 will go perfectly with dense and rich textures. A lobster roasted in salted butter served with a saffron risotto or a medallion of veal fillet in cream sauce will complement this lively and generous brut champagne.