Slightly drier than its competitors, Freixenet Spumante is unique because it is the only true méthode champenoise in its category.
-- Tasting Notes --
Freixenet Spumante is slightly drier than most Spumantes. Its delicate, fruity bouquet is typical of the wine’s Mediterranean Malvasia heritage. It has a very smooth, silky finish.
-- Acclaim --
86 POINTS, BEST BUY
"Light, powdery, sweet and citrusy on the nose, this becomes fairly creamy on the palate. It’s aggressively sweet tasting but not cloying, with orange and mango fruit and a finish stocked with enlivening acidity."
- Wine Enthusiast Magazine
, October 2012
-- Food Affinities--
This wine pairs well with spicy Mexican or Asian dishes.
-- Winemaking --
Freixenet produces only méthode champenoise sparkling wines. The wine goes through two fermentations with the second fermentation taking place in the bottle. Freixenet Spumante is aged up to 18 months in a cave. This méthode champenoise technique mellows the wine naturally, so it is smoother, without need of such a high dose of sugar, typical of Spumantes.
-- Blend --
Spumante is a blend of three white Spanish grape varieties called Macabeo (50%), Xarel-lo (35%) and Malvasia (15%). Macabeo
produces a fairly light but fruity, aromatic wine of medium-high
acidity – characteristics crucial to the production of sparkling wine.
It is also an important grape in the aging process because its must
does not readily oxidize. Xarel-lo yields a robust, high-acid wine and
contributes power and depth. Malvasia (15%) gives the wine its touch
-- Analysis --
Alcohol by volume: 11.5%
Total Acidity: .93 grams per 100ml