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Freixenet Cordon Negro

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It’s probably the world most famous sparkling wine and certainly the worlds most recognised in its distinctive black frosted bottle. Cordon Negro is now the No.1 imported Sparkling in the World. Crisp, clean and well balanced this is Spanish Cava at its distinctive best; the acids are lower to give a softer mouthfeel. Medium bodied it exhibits fruit aromas of apple, pear and citrus. A long palate makes way for a dry, clean finish that would pair well with white fish in a beurre blanc.

Winemaker's Notes

Pale yellow, with bright hints of green. A fine, persistent and abundant sparkle lifting to a good crown. Fine, delicate aromas, combining tones of green apple and pear, with light resonances of Mediterranean fruits – peach, melon and pineapple, over a base of citrus, all beautifully balanced by light toasty aromas from bottle maturation. The palate is refreshing, the sparkle balancing the green and citrus fruits. It is light but long and elegant.


Freixenet Awards & Accolades

"Want to explore a bit beyond the usual fizz parameters? Cordon Negro is a blend of three white Spanish grape varieties – macabeo, xarel-lo and parellada, which are bottle fermented and offer a little char and a smoky, minerally texture with grapefruity zing and zest as well as a crisp and still succulent aperitif palate feel. Hugely popular internationally." 4 Stars - Tony Love, Courier Mail - December 2010. 

"This is the worlds best-selling sparkling wine and the cheapest made with the methode champenoise technique that I know of. Its made using Spanish indigenous grapes of parellada, macabeo and xarel-lo (which smells like hot, buttered toast as a straight variety) and ignore the RRP - you should be able to pick it up for about $12. It smells of pear, white stonefruit and toast and tastes of Pink Lady apple and nectarine along with a nice briney character. It finishes dry and smooth; what more could you want for a little over $10?" 3 Stars. - Ben Thomas, The Weekly Review - October 2010.

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Peter Forrestal says
Here is a cava from Spain's Penedes (near Barcelona), made from three local varieties (macabeo, xarel-lo, parel-lada) and aged for 18 months in bottle. It is clean, crisp and lively with fresh, zippy acidity, finishing long and dry
Quaff 2010

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