Freixenet Brut Review

Freixenet Brut is a sparkling wine from Spain.  In this detailed review of Freixenet Brut, we’ll cover price, alcohol content, aroma, taste and more of this popular sparkling wine.

You’ll often see displays of this sparkling wine during the Holiday Season in your local stores when you’re out looking for Champagne.  But, to be clear, Freixenet Brut is not Champagne because it’s not from the Champagne region of France.  Nor is it considered a California Champagne like you might find Korbel to be.

It’s simply a sparkling wine from Spain.  For this review, specifically, I tasted the Freixenet (pronounced “fresh-eh-net”) Cordon Negro Brut.  No particular vintage.

In their words, “Freixenet applies the highest standards in winemaking for consistent quality and value. The third and fourth generations of the Ferrer family continue to attend to all the details that make their cavas the world’s preferred sparkling wines.”

Freixenet Brut Tasting

Freixenet BrutTo start, when I popped the cork I immediately noticed a burst of vanilla like aroma.  I’ve popped plenty of corks before, but I’d never experienced that!

In the glass, Freixenet Brut is light straw in color and as bubbly as you would expect for a sparkling wine.

The wine’s aroma was very muted.  It was clean with a hint of green fruit.  If you’ve had Brut before, you’ll recognize its distinctive aroma that tells you you’re about to drink a very dry wine.

Taste of the Freixenet Brut was as expected.  The flavors were also muted and it was definitely dry.  After a few sips I was able to pick out just a bit of citrus, but that was about it.

The wine’s finish was initially short due to the muted flavor.  But there was also a longer lasting, medium length finish that left some tingling on the palate.  There was also some residual bitterness.

Overall, I felt Freixenet Brut was OK.  No pleasant or unpleasant surprises.  Some of the flavors come through a bit more after the wine’s effervescence wears off a bit.  I could have done without the bitterness in the finish.

I think this sparkling wine is probably best suited for mixing with other things.  Like orange juice for making Mimosas or with kiwi juice and Gin, as Freixenet suggests.

Freixenet Brut price $10.99.  Freixenet Brut alcohol content 11.5% by volume, per the bottle.

Other Champagne and Sparkling Wine Choices

Here are some other choices you may consider from high priced to more reasonable:

1.  Louis Roederer Cristal Brut Champagne – $200+

2.  Dom Perignon – $150

3.  Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label Champagne – $50

4.  Domaine Chandon Brut Classic – $15

5.  Jaume Serra Cristalino Brut – $8


  1. Hi Jon,
    Somehow my wife and I thought it was a French wine. We enjoy it as much as champagne. Your review is spot on and we purchase it fairly often. Thanks for straightening us out on what exactly makes up the wine. Our 33-year anniversary is today and we were curious about the wine.
    Rob and Colleen Auerbach

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