Shows some nice smoky, creamy flavors, with ripe apple notes. An interesting mix, with a slightly sweet finish. Drink now. –KM
Wine Maker Notes
Freixenet produces only méthode champenoise sparkling wines. The wine goes through two fermentations with the second fermentation taking place in the bottle. Cordon Negro is aged for up to twelve months in a cave.
Cordon Negro 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.