Champagne Ayala, a great Champagne House in Aÿ, in the heart of the Grands Crus
A few key dates in the development of Maison AYALA...
Maison AYALA was founded in 1860 by Edmond de AYALA in the village of Aÿ. In 1865, he innovated by launching "Dry Champagne", a champagne with a lower sugar content (21g/l ). In 1882, Maison AYALA was one of the founding members of the Syndicat des Grandes Marques, now the Union des Maisons de Champagne. In 1908, the House was awarded the Royal Warrant in England, and enjoyed a golden age in the 1920s. In 2005, it was bought by the BOLLINGER family, who made numerous investments, including the creation of a new winery in 2007. In 2012, development accelerated in France and abroad.
AYALA champagnes in a nutshell
The AYALA style is marked by the pure expression of Chardonnay, low dosage, reserve wines, diversity of crus and extended ageing. Chardonnay is the majority in all the House's blends, and it is the only historic House to have such a high proportion of Chardonnay in its Brut Majeur, the House's emblematic cuvée.
AYALA works the finest terroirs in Champagne, with over 70 crus, 50 of them Chardonnay. It is this great diversity that enables us to sublimate our blends, bringing aromatic complexity, freshness and purity. Chardonnay is the House's signature grape variety.
The cuvées are the fruit of the work of a 20-hectare vineyard belonging to the House, located in the Côte des Blancs, the Montagne de Reims and the Vallée de la Marne. The art of blending, to ensure consistency of style, leads them to source from all over the Champagne region.
In addition to the trust they share with their winemaking partners,Maison AYALA also supports them in their efforts to obtain environmental certification, notably HVE (Haute Valeur Environnementale) and VDC (Viticulture Durable en Champagne). Champagne AYALA already holds VDC certification on its estate, and is committed to organic conversion, with the aim of obtaining accreditation as early as the 2025 harvest.