Colour: Pale yellow in colour, with some touches of green. There is a fine, abundant, persistent mousse, which rises quickly in the glass to form a good crown.
Nose: The nose is refreshing and appealing, with fruity notes and a nice citrus backdrop.
Palate: Very lively on the palate, full of complex flavours, but well balanced by a fine, integrated sparkle in a most agreeable finish. Grape Varieties: 50% Macabeo, 15% Xarel·lo y 35% Parellada.
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.