"The World's #1 Selling Sparkling Wine"
As a value and quality statement, how can you argue with that? Combine that sort of popularity with the distinctive, high-profile Freixenet packaging, and you have a high quality, high volume wine that virtually defines global sparkling production and consumption. Produced in the Methode Champenoise tradition - the bottle you pour from is the one the wine was fermented in - Freixenet is a phenomenon, in Spain and across the globe. Freixenet is the best known of Spain's Cava, a word which simply means 'cellar' and which replaced the word Champana that the Spaniards used until the French got a bit protective of anything that sounded like Champagne.
The key to the success of Freixenet is that behind the marketing and incredible popularity, there resides a truly great wine, a refreshing, dry and vivacious drop that continues to receive critical acclaim whenever it is reviewed. The fact that it is priced to go head to head with the bulk, commercial brands and yet is a wine of unique character and, literally, bubble, Freixenet is a breath of fresh air, and a perfect example of that rare combination: mass public consumption and high critical acclaim.
The entrepreneurial spirit of Jose Ferrer as head of his family company took over the running of Freixenet in 1957 to lead an ambitious plan of modernization and expansion and a unique approach to sales and advertising. Over the last 30 years Freixenet has undergone a remarkable international expansion, due in part to the great success of its best selling label Cordon Negro. Launched in 1974 and packaged in a specially ground, distinctive black bottle, Cordon Negro became a huge success for Freixenet and served as its flagship product. By the early 2000's the company's exports reached more than 150 countries, making the firm the largest producer and first cava exporter in the world.
The base wine is produced from native Spanish varieties Macabeo, Xarel-lo and Parellada. Following the second fermentation ... More>