Carta Nevada Semi Dry
Carta Nevada Semi Dry is Freixenet’s “bridge” between dry and sweet sparkling wines. It is ideal on its own as an easy-to-enjoy aperitif or as a dessert wine.
-- Tasting Notes --
Carta Nevada Semi Dry has a residual sugar level of 4%, thus striking a balance between sweetness and dryness. It is toasty in aroma, yet fruity and flavorful on the palate. It tastes of creamy, sweet peaches with good custardy flavors. A nice zing of acidity keeps it balanced.
-- Acclaim --
87 POINTS, BEST BUY
"For a sweet bubbly prices at $9, you can't go wrong with Carta Nevada Semi Dry. This is smoother from nose to body to finish. Aromas of pear and banana are easy, while the palate keeps its poise and feel while dealing with pear, mango and banana flavors. For a sugary sparkler this more than gets the job done."
- Wine Enthusiast, May 2013
"A balance of fruity yet crisp flavors makes this Spanish sparkler perfect for enjoying on its own. Crafted from a blend of three grape varieties and aged for up to nine months, it's not too sweet and not too dry. Toasty - with touches of apple and peach."
- Every Day with Rachael Ray, December 2012
in a feature article on sparkling wine at the dinner table!
Wine Enthusiast Magazine, June 2010
-- Food Affinities --
This wine pairs well with spicy foods, brunch or as a dessert wine!
-- Winemaking --
Freixenet produces only méthode champenoise
sparkling wines. The wine goes through two fermentations with the second fermentation taking place in the bottle. Carta Nevada is aged for up to nine months in a cave.
-- Blend --
Carta Nevada is a blend of three white Spanish grape varieties called Macabeo, Xarel-lo and Parellada. Macabeo produces a fairly light but fruity, aromatic wine of medium-high acidity – characteristics crucial to the production of sparkling wine. Xarel-lo yields a robust, high-acid wine and contributes power and depth. Parellada is the star of all cava blends. It has both beautiful demonstrative fruit and finesse.
-- Analysis --
Alcohol by volume: 11.5%
Total Acidity: .58 grams per 100ml
Dosage: 37 grams per Liter or 3.7%