40% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir, 20% Pinot Meunier. One of the original 26 Grand Marque Champagne Houses, Ayala has had a noble history since its inception in 1860 when Edmond de Ayala received the magnificent Chateau as the dowry for his wedding. Located in Aÿ, in the heart of the Montagne de Reims vineyards, Ayala naturally focuses on Grand Cru Pinot Noir for its Brut Majeur and its Vintage Brut. Ayala is a "small" house, the artisan of champagne-making. Light gold in colour, with a delicate mousse. The nose unveils expressive notes of citrus, florals and white fruits. Well balanced with a delicate complexity, Chardonnay adds a lively, fresh fruitiness on the palate, whilst Pinot Noir gives the wine richness and length. Ideal as an aperitif, Brut Majeur is also the perfect accompaniment to any course of a meal: seafood, poultry as well as cheeses such as Coulommiers, Chaource and Brieterrines and fruit based desserts.