Champagne Ayala is one of the longest-established small, independent family champagne Houses. It has been based in Aÿ, at the heart of the great champagne vineyards, since it was founded over 150 years ago.Edmond de Ayala is the founder of the House in 1860 when he settled in Aÿ in... Lees verder
Champagne Ayala is one of the longest-established small, independent family champagne Houses. It has been based in Aÿ, at the heart of the great champagne vineyards, since it was founded over 150 years ago.
Edmond de Ayala is the founder of the House in 1860 when he settled in Aÿ in order to learn about winemaking. From the very beginning, the House quickly became a reference both in France and overseas. This young champagne House became popular in the United Kingdom due to Fernand de Ayala, Edmond’s younger brother, who in 1863 settled in London where he mixed with British aristocracy and introduced the House’s unique flavour profile to British connoisseurs, notably with the 1865 vintage that had a very low dosage for the time. The House was at the same time one of the founding members of the Syndicat des Grandes Marques in 1882 and also contributed to the creation of London’s Benevolent Trust in 1886.
The 1920s were a remarkable golden age during which Champagne Ayala produced over a million bottles each year, ranking the House amongst the top brands in Champagne at the moment. Champagne Ayala was also official supplier to the royal courts of England and Spain in these golden years.
In 2005 the Bollinger family bought this champagne house, with the intention of restoring it to its former glory after the Second World War and succeeded in making the brand a success again.Champagne Ayala crafts wines that are popular for their well-balanced blends and their fresh and elegant style. Chardonnay plays a major role in the cuvées conducted in small thermo-regulated stainless steel vats and low dosage levels: these are all elements that define the House’s remarkable unique personality.