Colour: A star bright yellow, with hints of gold. Mid sized bubbles forming a good crown.
Nose: Fresh and appealing on the nose. Elegantly floral, with notes of fresh apple and some subtle notes of citrus.
Palate: Well structured in the palate, refreshing, softly balanced acidity with a lively sparkle and a very attractive floral finish. The finishing dosage liquor is made from the same blend of grapes, aged for 12 months in chestnut barrels.
Grape Varieties: Macabeo, Xarel·lo and Parellada in equal parts.
History of Freixenet
The first bottle of Freixenet was released in 1914, the creation of a couple named Pedro Ferrer & Dolores Sala who were both from winemaking families. Dolores’s family had been making wine since 1861 at their Casa Sala Property. The name Freixenet comes from the nickname given to Pedro, La Freixeneda, which means ash tree grove in Catalan! Together with Dolores’s keen interest and Pedro’s business savvy, they replanted their vineyard with white varietals to make sparkling wine, after the plague wiped out most of their vineyard. The Ferrer family continues to own and manage Freixenet today.