Perle d’Ayala Nature 2002

Cuvee: Brut Nature, Prestige Cuvée
Vintage: 2002
The Prestige Cuvée Champagne Perle d'Ayala is produced in small quantities, only in outstanding vintages.

It is aged in the cellars for 8 years with a natural cork closure, which enables the wine to have an exchange with the air and to develop beautiful and complex aromas.

The cuvée is made with the base wine of the vintage Blanc de Blancs to which the cellar master adds 20 % of Grand Cru Pinot Noir.

This wine has been aged for over 5 years in the cellars. The disgorgement is done entirely by hand, which is the way it used to be done in the past.

The blend
80% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Noir, 100% from Grands Crus: Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Chouilly, Cramant and Verzy. No Dosage.

Tasting notes
Eye
Clear and bright, golden yellow with delicate amber tones.

Nose
Fresh, with aromas of white flesh fruit, lemon and chalk.

Palate Ample and generous, with subtle notes of vanilla and of ripe fruit. The finish is long and fine, and boasts that pure and pristine quality given by the lack of dosage.

Food pairing
Thanks to its remarkable freshness, Perle d’Ayala Nature will pair well with fine and delicate dishes, such as a citrus-infused fish carpaccio, cooked oysters or veal sweetbreads.

Ratings
Wine Spectator 94 points
Wine Enthusiast 94 points
International Wine Cellar 93 points
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