Carta Nevada Brut has dosage, or residual sugar level, of 1.5%. Its fresh, fruity flavor is pleasant and slightly sweet, although still within the technical range of the brut category. This wine's refreshing, light taste leads from a full, ripe peach, apricot fruit and vanilla nose, encouraging big, round, soft flavors in the mouth, with an appealing finish. Perfect for brunch, it is also an excellent choice when mixing champagne cocktails.
The perfect brunch beverage, Carta Nevada Brut is a fabulous accompaniment in a fruity cocktail, with Asian food, small-plate meals, light sandwiches, or green salads.
Freixenet produces its sparkling wines in the traditional méthode champenoise, aging Carta Nevada Brut for nine months in the 'cavas,' the caves from which they take their name. Embracing double fermentation, the second fermentation takes place in the bottle as the wine ages on the lees. Through the process, Freixenet sets the stage for a generous mousse and continuous stream of fine bubbles upon opening.
Carta Nevada Brut uses the same luscious Spanish grape varieties as Cordon Negro Brut and Extra Brut, embracing Macabeo, Xarel-lo and Parellada grape varieties, with slightly higher alcohol levels and a dosage of 15 grams per liter. The light, fruity Macabeo, blended with the robust, powerful depth of Xarel-lo, and the demonstrative finesse of the Parellada grapes delivers a great balance of aroma and acidity.