Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut on a Lazy Afternoon
I took two naps on Sunday! Two!
I must have been feeling the effects of a crazy-busy Saturday at work followed by a late-night family birthday celebration.
Sunday was gloriously sunny with a fresh north wind. After a long walk, (after nap number one), walking shoes came off and my feet were propped up.
My wine needed to be simple and light. I did not wish to expend energy contemplating complexities. Nope–just something quaffable for this relaxed girl! I opened the Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut Cava.
The Freixenet name was a local nickname of the youngest son of the Freixeneda estate. The long-established wine making family began producing their Cava under that name in the Penedes region of Spain in 1914. Cavas utilize the regional grapes Macabeo, Xarel-lo, and Parellada. The first fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks at cool temperatures. The wine is bottled where the second fermentation takes place then aged up to 18 months in caves, producing their distinctive, fresh sparkling wines.
The Brut pours pretty and frothy.
Aromas are of citrus and apple with a nice yeasty note. On the palate it is so clean and fresh. Lemon citrus flavors abound with a hint of orange and apple. The acidity is bright and pleasant. What a great patio-worthy quaffer!
After a relaxing glass or two… feet were up, sunflowers were waving in the breeze, and I was ready for nap number two.