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.
Production area: Aÿ - Champagne Marne - Montagne de Reims
Blend: 80% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Noir
Technical data: Average 8-years ageing on the lees, dosage 6g/litre, alcohol level 12%
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 is a great match for noble dishes, such as seared foie gras, chicken with a mushroom sauce or braised veal sweetbreads.