Ayala Brut Rosé Majeur 750ML
Ayala Rosé Majeur displays a lovely light cherry core with a delicate copper glint, enhanced by a beautiful necklace of fine and long-lasting bubbles. On the nose, the wine reveals a seductive bouquet of red fruits (strawberries, raspberries, a hint of cassis…) enhanced by the freshness and the finesse delivered by the high proportion of Chardonnay. On the palate, Rosé Majeur is vinous and fleshy, with a very nice balance between the relative strength of the tannins and the delicacy of Chardonnay, leading to a very generous finish. AYALA Rosé Majeur is perfect served as an aperitif or with appetizers, but it will also be superb with salmon to balance the fat, with roasted lamb, or with a dessert of red fruits.
Delicate and tangy, offering a light, frothy mousse and hints of juicy cherry, white raspberry, spice, candied currant and smoky mineral. Refined, but with an appealing liveliness and a mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2016. 8,500 cases made.
Score: 90. —Alison Napjus, November 15, 2011.