Freixenet Carta Nevada Sec

By | October 30, 2006

Some friends took a driving trip around Europe this summer, stopping close to Barcelona for a few days, taking time to stock up on Cava. We had some at the weekend. It was Freixenet Carta Nevada Sec. It’s not a fancy wine, and came in at around €5 a bottle.

It’s a pale light yellow with oodles of fizz. The bubbles are small, and there’s lots of them that keep going like a Duracell bunny. It has some good yeasty character, with a thin layer of fruit.

It’s medium dry, with crisp acidity that balances out the sugar. The bubbles feel creamy and refreshing and 11.5% alcohol keeps it light. The yeastiness carries through with a smidge of marmite and nutty softness.

If you can find it in the UK it’s around £6-7, still good value. This is an ideal wine for a little sparkle with dessert, or better still with pancakes and fruit for Sunday brunch.

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  1. Dezel

    Hello Golly,

    I am fairly new into the world of Spakling wines, but soon they will overtake juice or milk when I am having breakfast. This selection sounds nice; I had a nice Spanish Cava Brut over the weekend with a shrimp and grits dish, and shockingly enough it worked.

    Wish I was able to find some of these selections you post.

    Have a great remainder of the week!

    Happy Sipping!


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