Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut Cava is a popular cava and is the number one imported sparkling wine and great for any occasion. As the #1 imported sparkling wine in the world, crisp, and creamy Cordon Negro Brut’s delicate bubbles make this the ideal wine for any occasion. Get ready to pop the bubbly!
Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut Cava
If you have read What is Cava post, you will know that Cava is Spain’s famous traditional method of sparkling wine. It is made in the hills of Penedès, located southwest of Barcelona.
The selection of ripened grapes in Freixenet’s vinyeards are harvested by hand. There are different grape varieties that are hand harvested over a span of several months.
The Macabeau grapes are harvested from the end of August and the Parellada through the beginning of October for the higher elevation.
The first fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures between 57°- 60°F. After 10 to 12 days, the wine is racked and clarified as the blend is readied for bottling. The secondary fermentation on the Cordon Negro takes place in the chilled caves for up to 18 months.
Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut Cava Grapes
The grape varieties used in the creation of the base wine for this cava are Macabeu (35%), Xarel-lo (25%) and Parellada (40%). Macabeu grapes produce the deliciously light, fruity aromas and medium-high acidity that high quality sparkling wines strive to achieve.
The must of the Macabeo grape, not one to readily oxidize, assists in the aging process. The Xarel-lo grape yields robust acidity, contributing power and depth. The star of all cava blends, the Parellada grape demonstrates an elegant combination of fruit and finesse. The dosage of 9 grams per liter keeps the balance blissful.
What is the Difference Between Cava and Prosecco?
Prosecco tends to be lighter, fresh, super-fragrant, typically fruity, and flowery. Prosecco bubbles are lighter than those in cava or Champagne. Cava has more citrus notes and hints of pear or quince, but more savory, mineral flavors and less fruity sweetness.
What Does Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut Cava Taste Like
Cordon Negro Brut is a crisp, clean, and well-balanced cava sparkling wine. On the palate, it has flavours of fresh apple, ripe pear and bright citrus flavors combined with a long finish with a touch of ginger.
How to Serve Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut Cava
Make sure to serve Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut Cava well chilled, just like you would serve prosecco or champagne. You will want to serve your Cava chilled at between 8° and 10°C. Keep it in the fridge before serving. While drinking it, you can keep it in a bucket of cold water and ice and pop it back in the fridge until you are ready for more.
How to Pair Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut Cava
Cava is so versatile and goes well with just about everything. Sparkling wine is always wonderful with seafood. My favourite pairing is fresh oysters. To pair it with Spanish food items, it goes really well with Spanish Manchego cheese and Spanish olives. You can’t go wrong pairing Cava with any food item. Pair it with desserts, charcuterie, pasta, and even pair it with pizza.
The Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut Cava has 11.5% alcohol and sugar content of 10 g/L. It is dry with medium body.
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