Elyssia Pinot Noir Brut
Elyssia Pinot Noir Brut takes the classic Pinot Noir grape and adds a touch of Trepat to create a distinctive new sparkling Rosado.
-- Tasting Notes --
Elyssia Pinot Noir Brut has an intense aroma of raspberries and blackberries with a fresh and fruity mid-palate followed by a lovely, sweet aftertaste with a soft acidity.
-- Acclaim --
"Elyssia is but one slice of the vast Freixenet sparkling wine empire but it's a delicious slice as those things go...Elyssia is a good example of quality cava at its inexpensive best...Perfect for the holidays."
- Robert Whitley, October 2012
"Creamsicle aromas have a dry tea note, and overall this tastes like Pinot Noir. It feels foamy and soft, with flavors of tea leaf, orange and cherry. The finish is rooty tasting and mild."
- Wine Enthusiast, October 2012
-- Winemaking --
The Pinot Noir used for the Elyssia Pinot Noir Brut is grown on the Mas Bernich estate located near the town of Masquefa in the Alt Penedès region, southwest of Barcelona, Spain. The grapes benefit from the cooling fogs rolling off the Mediterranean and the long warm growing season. Freixenet produces only méthode champenoise sparkling wines. The wine goes through two fermentations with the second fermentation taking place in the bottle.
-- Blend --
Elyssia Pinot Noir Brut is blend of 85% Pinot Noir and 15% Trepat.