Wine Enthusiast 91
Ayala has made something of a specialty of very dry Champagne, and this delicate and deliciously food-friendly wine shows why. It is so well balanced, the bone dry citrus flavors integrated into the nervy texture. It would be worth aging a few months. - Wine Enthusiast
Brut Nature demonstrates to perfection the high quality of grapes used by the House to craft its wines and its remarkable expertise in vinification. Making a no-dosage wine is quite complex, and Ayala’s expression offers nothing short of purity and precision.
Ayala’s Brut Nature is a blend of 40% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Meunier, and spends nearly 4 years in the cellar ageing so that the acidity is integrated.
Food Pairing: Best matched with smoked Salmon. A lovely creamy yeasty fizz cuts through the richness of the wine; the flavours softening the smoke and melting the salmon, the oiliness rounding out the edges of the wine. A superlative match.