This is a wine which is very rarely seen - a unique expression of Ayala’s House style, La Perle. La Perle is produced in miniscule quantities, just 4,000 bottles and only in outstanding vintages. It is made up exclusively of Grands Crus from the Côte des Blancs in Chardonnay: Chouilly, Cramant, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger and in Pinot Noir from the Montagne de Reims in Verzy. The wine undergoes 8 years of ageing with natural corks, hand-riddling on traditional racks and manual disgorgement. 2012 was Caroline Latrive’s first harvest as Chef de Cave at AYALA. 2012 was a superb vintage – a very generous and expressive wine, combining vivacity and complexity for a perfect balance. It was a year with low yields of great quality, which promotes the exceptional character of this cuvée.