It’s time to talk about more pink bubbly stuff. Wine, that is. Cava, to be more specific.
Yesterday, we highlighted a unique rosé cava from Freixenet, their Elyssia Pinot Noir Brut. But if you’re looking for an even better bargain, then it may be the Freixenet Cordon Rosado Brut that piques your interest. It’s a few dollars less expensive and comparable in quality, although the flavor profile is different, so read on.
The Cordon Rosado Brut is made from a blend of trepat and garnacha. One interesting note about trepat is that there are only about 1,000 hectares of it grown. It is an indigenous Spanish variety and needs a special type of soil to grow well. Garnacha (or grenache), on the other hand, is one of the most widely planted grapes in the world.
The nose offers a beautiful balance of yeast, apple and berry aromas, with moderate intensity. The palate brings a delicate mouthfeel with vibrant flavors. A good bit of acidity give this wine a burst of granny smith apple flavor up front followed by cranberry and raspberry flavors. It finishes dry and with a touch of mineral. This is a really tasty bottle of bubbly rosé at an absolute bargain of a price.
Wine: Freixenet Cordon Rosado Brut
Variety: Sparkling Rosé Cava
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Disclosure: This wine was received as a media sample.