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ESTD. 1861.

With a name derived from the Latin 'Elysium', meaning heavenly or a state of perfect bliss, Elyssia represents both the traditional winemaking craftsmanship of Freixenet, and our commitment to innovation and beauty through the sensual, modern bottle shape.

AWARDS WON:

Gold Medal winner, Berliner Wein Trophy 2010.

Gold Medal winner, Internationale Shaumweim Trophy 2009 Palma de Mallorcan.

Trophy for Best Sparkling Wine, Harpers Design Awards 2010.

Tasting Notes

Aromas of acacia flowers and lightly honeyed notes, over ripe pineapple and peach. The palate is soft and enticing, opening into those same ripe fruit flavours, combining a clean, crisp acidity, and developing into a long, balanced finish.


Region of OriginCava
Wine ColourWhite
Alcohol Units8.63
ABV11.5%
Current VintageNon Vintage
ProducerFreixenet, S.A.
Type of ClosureNatural Cork
Wine MakerGabriel Suberviola
Pack Quantity75
Pack Measurecl
CountrySpain

Grape Variety

Chardonnay (40%), Macabeo (30%), Parellada (20%), Pinot Noir (10%)

Vinification Details

Chardonnay: Pneumatic pressing extracts 55%-65% of the juice, which is transferred to stainless steel tanks, where fermentation begins. Macabeo and Parellada: Pressing is carried out without any application of pressure. The juice is transferred to stainless steel tanks and fermented. Each variety is fermented separately. Pinot Noir: The free-run juice is mixed in with the pressed juice, and the must is transferred to stainless steel tanks. Fermentation of all varieties takes place at 16-18°C.

History

Based in Catalonia, northeast Spain, and founded in the 19th century, Freixenet remains a family business. With winery estates worldwide, Freixenet has grown to become one of the world's leading producers of both still and sparkling wine. Penedès in Catalonia is the largest and most important sparkling wine region. It is split into 3 zones ranging in altitude from 250m to 800m above sea level, each with a distinct climate.

Regional Information

The Chardonnay and traditional varieties Macabeo and Parellada are cultivated in the Freixenet family vineyard "La Freixeneda" in Sant Quinti de Mediona, on chalky soil. The Pinot Nor grapes are grown at the Mas Bernich vineyard at Masquefa in the High Penedès, on sandy-clay soil.

Storage Type

Ambient

Storage

Store upright in a cool dark place, and take care when removing the cork.

Storage Instructions

To enjoy this wine at its best, drink within 1 year of purchase.

Allergy Information

Contains: Sulphur Dioxide/Sulphites

Other Information

Recycling Info: Glass Pack

Storage

Store upright in a cool dark place, and take care when removing the cork.

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