Freixenet Cava is the result of the Ferrer family and the Sala family coming together via marriage more than 100 years ago.  The premier producer of Cava in the world, Freixenet brings high end taste and sophistication with an affordable price point that is perfect for any occasion.

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The people at Freixenet have great imagination.

2014 marked the 100 year anniversary of the first bottle of Cava produced by Freixenet. Still a 100% family owned company, Freixenet Cava is produced using  the traditional Champenoise method of double fermentation. This secondary fermentation in the bottle is more time consuming than the cheaper and faster Charmat method, which results in larger and coarser bubbles, in other words a harsher experience for the drinker. Methode Champenoise is the hallmark of a high quality sparkling wine, and results much smoother and refined drink for the consumer.

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Freixenet Cava aging cellar

The vineyards benefit from the perfect location in the Penedes region in Catalonia Spain. Humid ocean conditions, in contrast with the drier mountain air along with altitude variations produce many varieties of Vitis Vinfera. The chalky soils also impart their influence on the final sparkling product.

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Freixenet Cava comes in many grape varieties

What surprised me the most where the different offerings of Cava.  Rose, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay are just a few of the more recognizable names. The end result here is that each grape is planted in it’s ideal soil and climate combination to bring out it’s full potential.

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The tour is both museum and a working Cava cellar

Friexenet headquarters is open for tours to the public, and the best part is that you can get your tickets online just for the tour, or  combine your pass with a train ticket from Barcelona that will drop you directly in front of the building. Click on this tourlink for more information. If you also want to book the train click this link train.

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The Beautiful Friexenet Courtyard

Freixenet sparkling wine, isn’t just for special occasions, it’s really a fine Cava that’s good for any get together with friends and family. Or to just sit back and enjoy those hot Summer days with an approachable easy to drink Spanish Cava.

 

Here are some useful links whether you are going on the Cava tour or trying to locate Freixenet in your area.

Freixenet USA: http://www.freixenetusa.com/

Sparkling Cava drink recipes: http://www.freixenetusa.com/cocktail-recipes

Freixenet Spain: http://www.freixenet.es/

The full Freixenet Cava Tour Gallery: https://culinarytraveler.smugmug.com/Freixenet-Catalunya-Spain-Cava