Le Blanc de Blancs A/18 - Champagne Ayala

Le Blanc de Blancs A/18

Purity as a Claim

Maison AYALA introduces A/18. A unique expression of its Blanc de Blancs.

This new 100% Chardonnay blend from the Grands and Premiers Crus captures the purity of chalk from both the Côte des Blancs and the Montagne de Reims, from the 2018 vintage.

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Chardonnay, Maison AYALA signature grape variety

For many years now, the Champagne AYALA team has been exploring Chardonnay’s potential in the light of global warming. The Chardonnay grape is more capable of adapting to climate variation and warmer temperatures.

The last few years have all provided ideal growing conditions for Chardonnay, naturally preserving acidity and freshness until harvest while also proving less vulnerable to disease, ensuring pure, elegant champagnes after cellar ageing.



« As the most featured grape variety in Champagne AYALA’s blends and the foundation of the pure and balanced style of the Maison, Chardonnay is the essence of the brand ambition embodying the
excellence and expertise of this grape variety in Champagne. Therefore, Maison AYALA makes Le Blanc de Blancs its signature champagne.

Hadrien Mouflard, Managing Director of Maison AYALA

A demanding grape growing approach paying tribute to nature

Every grape from our Terroirs has been subject to new specifications since 2018, following the installation of our new winery and the arrival of Julian Gout, Cellar Master at Maison AYALA.

Grapes are sorted in the vineyard, berries and musts are tasted during the harvest, and musts are closely analysed, all to facilitate a made-to-measure micro-vinification.


The 2018 viticultural year

A rainy winter and a mild spring were followed by a dry, sunny summer, heralding optimal conditions for an early harvest. This meant that grapes were plentiful and in near-perfect condition, particularly the Chardonnays. Despite a warm year, the region’s finest Terroirs showed themselves at their very best, thanks to the cool clay sub-soils in the Champagne region.

Le Blanc de Blancs A/18 - Champagne Ayala

A/18 first edition of AYALA Le Blanc de Blancs

This first vintage edition of A/18 blends 6 comple- mentary crus selected from the 22 that came into our winery during the 2018 harvest : Chouilly, Cramant, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Oger, Bisseuil and Cuis.

Over six years ageing in the cellar brings some of the aromatic complexity and creamy texture that AYALA Le Blanc de Blancs is known for. The Extra-Brut dosage, a t 5g/l, makes this a champagne of outstanding purity and freshness.

Inspirés des terroirs crayeux qui composent l’assemblage de la cuvée AYALA Le Blanc de Blancs, l’étiquette et l’étui éco-conçus présentent un équilibre entre la texture crayeuse et les touches de doré qui illuminent l’habillage et font écho au cépage signature de la Maison.


The words of our Cellar Master

« Bright, with fine, dynamic bubbles. On the nose, AYALA Le Blanc de Blancs A/18 reveals elegant aromas of pear, grapefruit and jasmine, followed by honeyed tones. On the palate, the wine is forthright and open with notes of blood orange and pastry. An extremely vivacious wine with beautiful bitter notes and the chalky minerality that is so characteristic of Maison AYALA’s signature cuvée. »

Julian Gout, Cellar Master at Maison AYALA