This Weekend's Pick

Wine of the Weekend

Freixenet Elyssia Gran Cuvée Brut Cava

Looking for a refreshing way to celebrate the long weekend? Freixenet has just the thing to satisfy your taste buds! Elyssia Gran Cuvée Brut Cava brings symmetry to life with the perfect balance of traditional Macabeo and Parellada Cava grapes with Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. You can never have too much sparkling wine for a summer celebration!


Tasting Notes:  A sophisticated bouquet of roasted nuts, citrus fruits and honey combine with floral notes for layers of complexity through the palate. Flavours of lemon and melon are followed by a spicy finish with light minerality in this lively Cava.

Enjoy With:  Fresh oysters, pan seared scallops or a rich lobster risotto.  The bright citrus flavours of Elyssia Gran Cuvée make it a perfect match for an array of seafood dishes.

Style:  Medium-bodied, dry sparkling wine.

Terroir/Region:  This isn’t just any Spanish wine: this is Cava. Cava is a protected description for a wine which requires that it meet very strict regulations using certain grapes and utilizing the “Traditional Method” to create it. This fine Cava’s home is in the Penedès, southwest of Barcelona. The vineyards are situated in the rolling hills, protected from the harsh winds by the surrounding mountains. The grapes are grown in rich, red soil with long hours of sunshine.

Producer:  Freixenet has a rich history of creating high-quality Cava dating back to Francesc Sala Ferrés in 1861. The fifth generation of the family now runs the company, but holds true to the family values of Freixenet. Driven by the desire to create the best possible wines, they balance the use of new and better technologies with a respect for Mother Nature. They are committed to helping people around the world make every celebration extra special with their array of sparkling wines.

Availability:  Elyssia Gran Cuvée is scheduled for release Saturday, August 5, 2017 but check stores now as some already have it on shelf.

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Price: $19.95

LCBO#:  392548

Size: 750 mL

Alcohol Content: 12% alc./vol.