Carta Nevada Brut
Carta Nevada Brut is Freixenet’s fruitiest style brut. It is considered an easy introduction to cava for those who haven't tried it before.
-- Tasting Notes --
Carta Nevada has a residual sugar level of 1.5%, giving it a fruitier flavor, even though it remains technically a Brut. Carta Nevada Brut carries a refreshing light, clean taste and appealing finish. Full, ripe peach-apricot fruit and vanilla flavors burst forth with a big round softness in the mouth. It's perfect for brunch.
-- Acclaim --
"Dry, crisp and nice, this has white fruit aromas that are familiar and friendly. It comes across medium bodied, dusty and yeasty, with an apple accent and a vanilla flavor. The finish is lightly toasted and slightly briny."
- Wine Enthusiast Magazine
, October 2012
-- Food Affinities --
This wine is the perfect brunch beverage, in a fruity cocktail or with Asian food.
-- 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: 15 grams per Liter or 1.5%