Sunday, April 15, 2012

Review: ***+ $ Freixenet Spumante, Cava, Spain, non-vintage - BEST VALUE

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By way of background, opening thoughts:  An outside luncheon in the spring in the northeast U.S. draws will surely draw you to a sparkling light wine.  Today we will sample a Spanish version of spumante, from Freixenet. 

Original tasting and review : This is Freixenet Spumante, Cava, Spain, non-vintage, finished at 12.% alcohol.

In the glass: Light yellow with olive cast.

On the nose: Poured cool, almost cold, shows a shy dry nose.  From the aroma, this remains enigmatic in terms of what it may taste like.

On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact bright and deep hay with sweet lemon and hint of tart apple. Layered. Shows lightly bitter white pepper elements. Clean finish.

In summary: Overall, rates three stars with a plus for balance on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale.  A definite best value at its modest price point.

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