Freixenet, Spain’s well known producer of méthode champenoise cava, has now released a glatt kosher version of its famous sparkling wine. The Freixenet Excelencia Cava Kosher was flash pasteurized and produced under kosher supervision, so it meets the highest level of kosher certification.
The appearance is pale yellow, with the slightest copper tint, which becomes more obvious after loads of small bubbles eventually settle down. The nose shows tropical fruits, particularly guava and baked pineapple, followed by a pastry crust. On the palate, sharper fresh pineapple and Meyer lemon lead, with sweet guava pastry coming through on the mid-palate. Sweet and tart linger together, with a mildly yeasty background. Pair with latkes (potato pancakes), sour cream and caviar. Recommended. 88 points.
Pale yellow with touches of green. Very fine, persistent mousse. Intense aromas of ripe pear and green apple evolve and combine with the delicacy of white flower petals on the nose. On the palate, it is refreshing, with a crisp acidity balancing long and elegant floral flavors.