Date(s) - August 26, 2020
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Emperor Champagne and the Champagne Dame bring the winemaker to your home.
Champagne AYALA is one of the longest-established champagne Houses, based in Aÿ, at the heart of the great champagne vineyards. The Maison was founded in 1860 by Edmond de Ayala, born in Paris to a Colombian diplomat, who settled in Aÿ when invited by the Viscount of Mareuil to learn about winemaking. There he fell in love with the Viscount’s niece, Miss Gabrielle d’Albrecht. As the dowry for their wedding, he received the Château of Aÿ as well as some very prime vineyards located in Aÿ and Mareuil sur Aÿ. The love story marks the beginning of this House.
In 2005 the Bollinger family bought this fine estate, with the intention of restoring it to its former glory. This was the start of a resurgence for Champagne AYALA, with complete restoration of winemaking facilities and the arrival of new staff. The House employs today about 15 people, keeping the family spirit of its origins. AYALA Cellarmaster is the amazingly talented Caroline Latrive, who joined the house in 2007 and carefully ensures that the House style is maintained by focusing on quality rather than quantity.
Independent and family-owned, Champagne AYALA is still today the archetype of a great and historic House, producing top quality wines which are enjoyed throughout the world for their freshness and elegance. In this virtual tasting, we will discover three cuvées together:
– AYALA Brut Majeur
– AYALA Blanc de Blancs 2013
– AYALA N°7 Brut 2007 – Exclusive to Emperor
Join Caroline & Kyla as they take you on a journey to French vineyards, tasting three fascinating wines.
The AYALA cuvées are available at Emperor Champagne.
Learn more about Champagne AYALA.
Learn more about Caroline on Emperor Blog.