Champagne Ayala

Rosé Majeur NV

Champagne, France


Rosé Majeur is the perfect embodiment of the originality and finesse of the House’s wines. Made predominantly from Chardonnay it is crafted with the addition of a small proportion of Pinot Noir from the best crus of the Montagne de Reims. A low dosage enables it to express the House style, both feminine and generous, with great elegance. The very high proportion of Chardonnay and the ageing process result in a Champagne with remarkable finesse.

Brut Rosé Majeur shines with freshness on the palate, offering immediate pleasure and well-balanced flavors. The cuvée  is 51% Chardonnay, 39% Pinot Noir, 10% Pinot Meunier. Six percent of red wine from Aÿ was added to the blend of 24 crus. Three years of aging on the lees, more than twice that is required by the appellation. Only 6g/l dosage.


Ayala currently owns 35 acres in Champagne. Thanks to its privileged location in the heart of the Grand Crus of Montagne de Reims and their link to Bollinger, they also have unique access to top quality grapes.


Brut Rosé Majeur is a blend of Chardonnay (51%), Pinot Noir (40%) and Pinot Meunier (9%). The very high proportion of Chardonnay and the aging process result in a Champagne with remarkable finesse and elegance. Everything from grape reception to vinification, aging, riddling and disgorgement is done at the Ayala cellars. Brut Rosé Majeur is fermented in stainless steel, with a focus on freshness and precision. It spends 2.5 years on the lees and rests in the cellar for at least 3 months after disgorgement.

Tasting Note

“A cleverly arranged nose with saturated rose-like perfume layered into ripe expressive peaches, strawberries and wild dark cherries. The palate holds that darker cherry edge with real style and balance. Terrific. Drink now.” – 93 Points, James Suckling

Food Pairing

At ease with food, Rosé Majeur is the perfect companion for grilled salmon, lamb chops or even a red berry tart.



Grape Varieties

Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir


Champagne, France


Ayala encourages their growers to use organic fertilizers and avoid insecticides, herbicides and pesticides.



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"Lively, even zesty"

Wine Spectator - December 8, 2020

"A bright rosé Champagne, offering a driving note of pink grapefruit granita layered with toast, pickled ginger and spun honey flavors. Lively, even zesty, in texture, with lip-smacking acidity and a creamy, minerally finish." 


James Suckling - July 13, 2022

"A very pretty rosé with dried-strawberry and apple aromas and flavors. Some spiced-pear and iron undertones. Cranberries, too. Full-bodied with precision and tightness. Focused and solid. Fine bubbles and length. Always an excellent rosé." J.S 6/22


"Strong tenacity and repeating floral character"

Vinous - August 10, 2018 “Bright orange-pink. Fresh strawberry and tangerine on the lively floral nose and in the mouth. Spicy and incisive, with sappy red fruit and rose pastille flavors underscored by juicy acidity and a subtle chalky nuance. A mineral element adds bite to the finish, which hangs on with strong tenacity and repeating floral character. Six percent of the Pinot Noir component in this blend is in the form of still Pinot Noir from vineyards in the Montagne de Reims.”

"Nervous acidity brightens"

Wine & Spirits - August 10, 2018 A lovely fresh pinot noir, this is focused on the herbal, spicy imprint of the soil. Its red berry scents and pink peppercorn spice frame the earthiness, while nervous acidity brightens the flavors and carries them through a long finish. Serve it with thinly sliced magret de canard, seared rare.”

"Raspberry fruit, melon"

Jeb Dunnuck - November 8, 2022 The NV Champagne Majeur Brut Rosé pours a nearly electric pink hue with aromas of strawberry, white peach, and bread dough. It is medium-bodied, although it is ripe on the mid-palate, with raspberry fruit, melon, and a light saline touch. It has a pretty and easy-drinking style to enjoy over the next 8-10 years.”- A.F 11/22

"Real style and balance. Terrific."

James Suckling - August 10, 2018 "A cleverly arranged nose with saturated rose-like perfume layered into ripe expressive peaches, strawberries and wild dark cherries. The palate holds that darker cherry edge with real style and balance. Terrific."

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