Champagne AYALA was founded in 1860 by Edmond de AYALA in the village of Aÿ, in the heart of the Grands Crus of the Champagne region.
Champagne AYALA is one of the oldest Champagne Houses and has always been recognised for the quality of its wines. As well as being one of the founding members of the Syndicat des Grandes Marques de la Champagne in the late 1800s, AYALA made a name for itself in the early 1900s in the thriving export market of Great Britain by pioneering a dryer style of Champagne. This led to the House being awarded a Royal Warrant by King Edward VII in 1908.
Champagne AYALA was bought by the Bollinger family in 2005, which was the start of a resurgence for the House with a complete restoration of the winemaking facilities and the definition of the AYALA style; purity and elegance. Chardonnay, the iconic grape of the House, holds a central place in their blends. It delicately confers freshness and a straightforward, airy character to AYALA’s wines. Creating an AYALA Champagne is a truly artisanal process; outstanding quality grapes undergo micro-vinification in 120 small stainless-steel vats to isolate the flavour profile and structure of each parcel, of each cru, of each vintage and the House’s top cuvée, La Perle, is even riddled and disgorged by hand. AYALA practises extended ageing on lees, which makes their signature low dosage possible, while also developing beautiful aromatic complexity.
Apart from their own vineyards in Chouilly, Oger and Champvoisy, AYALA benefits from long standing relationships with growers to guarantee the highest quality and consistency.
Blending is their art and purity their signature. Champagne AYALA produces top quality wines enjoyed throughout the world for their purity and elegance.