COUNTRY/ REGION: France/Champagne.
BLEND: 80% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Noir.
THE FINEST EXPRESSION OF THE BEST GRANDS CRUS VINEYARDS OF CHAMPAGNE
A true work of craftsmanship, Perle d’Ayala is produced in small quantities, only in outstanding vintages and using traditional local techniques. It is aged in the House’s cellars under cork for at least 8 years in bottles, allowing the development of a complex aromatic range sought-after by connoisseurs. Crafted exclusively from Grand Cru grapes, with a majority of Chardonnay and a touch of Pinot Noir, this cuvée immortalises the House style and truly reflects the quintessential Champagne terroir.
COLOUR: Bright and intense, with shimmering golden hints.
NOSE: Complex and expressive. Marries freshness and maturity, with notes of marzipan, mirabelles and subtle vanilla and buttery aromas.
PALATE: Opulent and silky. Both ample and precise, showing notes of custard and dried fruit. The finish, fine and long, is marked by a delicately spicy component.
FOOD PAIRINGS: Thanks to its remarkable pedigree in terms of grapes making up the blend, Perle d’Ayala 2006 is a great match for noble dishes, such as seared foie gras, chicken with a mushroom sauce or braised veal sweetbreads.
ESSI AVELLAN MW TASTING NOTES: One can’t help but to feel slight disappointment after the gorgeous 2002 Perle d’Ayala. The 2005 has richness and presence but it lacks the firmness and vivacity of its predecessor. And there is the whiff of the not fully clean 2005 fruit. Open and generous in the mid-term.
DELIVERY: All our wines are stored in our importers bonded warehouse’s, which have the optimum environment for fine wine storage, by carefully regulating temperature, humidity and other microclimatic factors.
As such, please allow between 7 and 10 days for your delivery to arrive.