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The Best Sparkling Wines Under $40, According to a Sommelier

December 26, 2019

Yahoo! Lifestyle published a piece highlighting some great sparkling wine and Champagne options that won’t break the bank for New Year’s Eve celebrations this year, including Champagne Ayala Brut Majeur.  The writer sought recommendations from Adrian Murcia, a sommelier for the Frankies Spuntino restaurant group and a wine educator. He commends Ayala Cellar Master Caroline Latrive for producing “extremely elegant, mineral-driven wines,” adding that Brut Majeur is about as “lovely as entry level can get.” Elaborating on the tasting experience, he notes “ripe pear, lemon curd and biscuit on the nose, terrific complexity and integration on the mid-palate—with extraordinary persistence on the finish.” Read what else has to say about Champagne Ayala HERE

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    Brut Majeur is the epitome of a non-vintage brut from a great, historic House and is the finest ambassador for the House’s freshness and elegance. A blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes, coupled with extended aging in Ayala's cellars and a low dosage, make this wine suitable for any occasion.

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