This is a sweet Cava produced by the Freixenet winery that is intended to be enjoyed with desserts. Freixenet Malvasía Reserva Dolç is crafted from Malvasía grapes which were cultivated in poor and rocky soils.
This Spanish sweet sparkling wine has been aged to perfection and it is very well-balanced.
The grape harvest was realized in September after the Malvasía grapes had achieved their peak ripeness.
The alcoholic fermentation was carried out at controlled temperatures between 13 and 18 ºC.
After the disgorgement process, Freixenet Malvasía 2011 Reserva Dolç was added shipping liquor crafted from Malvasía grapes from different vintages that were aged in chestnut barrels for 20 years. By this regard this cava presents some typical features of a sherry wine.
Finally, this Cava from Penedès was aged for 72 months in the cellar.
A bright and clean sweet Cava, Freixenet Malvasía Reserva Dolç has a nearly golden-coloured body.
Delicate notes of ripe white fruit that are sweet without being overly sweet. This sweet Malvasia by the Freixenet winery exhibits some fresh bakery notes and pastry aromatics that are entwined by smokey notions, and also some remembrances of citrus, aromatic herbs and nuts.
A very pleasant entrance onto the palate this dessert Cava Freixenet Malvasia has, followed by a lively passage. This is a well balanced cava with a good body and a refreshing acidity. This sweet palate is enhanced by some bitterness, so the taste is never overly sweet.
|Our personal opinion||
The perfect example of what a dessert sparkling wiine should be is this Freixenet Malvasía Reserva Dolç. It pairs perfectly with creamy pastries, fruits, and even blue cheese for those more daring wine enthusiasts.
Freixenet Malvasía 2009 Reserva Dolç:
|Type of Sparkling Wine||Dolsec|
|Denomination of Origin (DO)||Cava|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Number of months aged in the bottle||72|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||No|
|Pairings||Blue cheeses, Chocolate, Cream pastries, Dry fruit pastries, Foie Gras, Fruit cake, Fruit pastries, Nougat candy, Puff pastries, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Sweet pastries|
|Taste||Creamy with fine bubbles, Silky and intense, Slightly sweet, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Because you can, Desserts, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement|
Great with desserts. Not overtly sweet though!
A super-bargain sweet sparkler. Simply fantastic for the price!!