Wine type: champagne - Perle de Ayala
Vintage and alcohol content: 2006 - 12°
Region: Aÿ, Champagne - France.
Grape/blend: 80% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Noir.
Type soil: the soil is poor and rocky, the temperature is ideal in summer (partly due to the micro-climate created by the local wind, the Ora del Garda): vines here still co-exist alongside olive groves.The valley is more open here and the excellent sun exposure allows the grapes to ripen to perfection.
Colour: bright and intense, with shimmering golden hints.
Aroma: complex and expressive. Marries freshness and maturity, with notes of marzipan, mirabelles and subtle vanilla and buttery aromas.
Tasting notes: opulent and silky. Both ample and precise, showing notes of custard and dried fruit. The finish, fine and long, is marked by a delicately spicy component.
Serving suggestions: thanks to its remarkable pedigree in terms of grapes making up the blend, Perle d’Ayala 2005 is a great match for noble dishes, such as seared foie gras, chicken with a mushroom sauce or braised veal sweetbreads.