Freixenet Cordon Negro Rosé
It isn’t often that a new wine comes along with enough personality and panache to make it into our fabulous Freixenet line, but Cordon Negro Sweet Cuvée proved positively irresistible. With a sweet, peaches and cream aroma, ebullient bubbles, and delectable, lingering departure, this is an ideal sipping wine for memorable toasts and pleasant parties. Plus, it’s all dressed up in the finest Black Bottle Bubbly style, ready for your next event.
A blend of Trepat, Garnacha
The late harvested Garnacha grape, also known as Grenache in France, collects sun and warmth a month longer than most cava grapes, proffering abilities to build higher levels of sugars, translating to higher alcohol content. The indigenous and rare Trepat grapes, by contrast, are low altitude, low sugar grapes that ripen mid harvest, delivering lower alcohol levels upon fermentation. The combination of the two makes for a delightfully complex, nicely balanced blend with a rosy complexion. At harvest, the grapes are processed separately, then transferred to stainless steel tanks where proprietary yeasts from Freixenet's own collection begin the first fermentation. After 10 to 12 days of interaction with the yeasts in perfect 59 to 63 degree atmosphere of the caves, the wines are racked, fined, filtered, and prepared for blending in traditional méthode champenoise, heralding the second fermentation.
Aged 12-18 months
Cordon Negro Rosé's bright, fruity personality envelops the senses in the glass with fresh raspberry and fruit cocktail aromas. The toasty palate mixes strawberry jam and red currant to deliver a pleasant mouth feel, wrapped up in a slow, light, sweet finish.
Cordon Negro Sweet Cuvée pairs beautifully with shellfish, seafood and desserts, but can also go casual with spicy contemporary foods like pizza, and even popcorn.