Freixenet Excelencia Vintage Cava - Waitrose

Freixenet Excelencia Vintage Cava


Vintage: 2011
Region: Penedes , Spain
Colour: White
Style: Very Dry
Bottle Size: 75cl
Closure Type: Cork
Alcohol by vol: 11.5% vol
2013 Decanter Bronze Medal Winner
A delicious, traditionally made vintage cava from Freixenet with crisp apple flavours and a complex lingering fresh finish. It shows all the hallmark citrus-fruit flavours of top class cava together with a creamy, textured finish. This would be a perfect wine to serve with tapas and other appetisers.

Penedès is a Mediterranean coastal region just a few miles west of Barcelona in Catalunya. It’s the largest wine-producing region in Catalunya and the birthplace of Cava, Spain’s sparkling wine.

Penedès is one of Spain’s Denominación de Origin (DO) regions, a classification similar to the French AppelationControléedenoting high quality wine made in a specified region.

The region is split into three sub-zones all with slightly different microclimates: the Penedès Superior is near the inland mountain range;the PenedèsMarítim is between the sea and the coastal hills and Penedès Central is the plain between Penedès Superior and Penedès Marítim.

Although Spain tends to focus on native grapes, the past few decades have seen the introduction of international varieties. Red grape varieties that flourish in Penedès include Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot and Monastrell. When it comes to white grapes, Chardonnay, Riesling, Paradella, Sauvingon Blanc and Macabeu dominate.