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Holiday Gift Guide 2018: The Best Non-Vintage Champagnes

December 7, 2018

Wine writer Courtney Schiessl highlighted her favorite non-vintage champagnes in her latest story for Forbes, titled “Holiday Gift Guide 2018: The Best Non-Vintage Champagnes.” In the piece, she speaks about how most Champagne purchased in the U.S. is non-vintage. She explains that these expressions are “based on one vintage with a proportion of reserve wines blended in, non-vintage, or more accurately, multi-vintage Champagne typically offers a taste of the house or producer at a price that won’t blow holiday budgets.” Champagne Ayala Brut Majeur is featured as 1 of 10 wines recommended. Of the Champagne, she adds “… Brut Majeur, a blend of 40% each Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, with some Pinot Meunier. It is Chablis like, with scents of seashells and salted almonds, the palate lively and friendly with a persistent finish driven by acidity.” Read the full story here

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