Wondering what to serve at your Christmas Eve party? Still searching for that perfect bottle to perch under the tree for Christmas drinks? Make every moment magical this year with a helping hand from Freixenet.
Based in the heart of the Penedès, just outside of Barcelona, Freixenet has reigned supreme in the sparkling wine world for over a century. Traditionally a Spanish Cava brand, Freixenet moved into the Italian world with its iconic Prosecco in 2017 and now boasts an ever-expanding portfolio of wines, from sparkling wines, still wines and alcohol-free wines.
Whether you’re looking for the perfect bottle or a bottle to bring out with canapés, read on to find our favourites from Freixenet’s range.
For Christmas dinner… Sauvignon Blanc
If you’re looking for a crowd-pleaser to serve at your Christmas dinner, go for Freixenet’s Sauvignon Blanc. With grapes grown in Spain, this wine is a good example of a warm climate Sauvignon Blanc.
Boasting an intense and explosive nose, this wine has notes of tropical fruits like lychee and pineapple, with a dry, refreshing finish.
For a welcome drink… Prosecco D.O.C.
Made from the finest Glera grapes in Italy’s Prosecco region of Veneto, Freixenet’s Prosecco D.O.C. is truly something special.
Golden with a lively effervescence, expect fresh fruity aromas of citrus, apple and flowers. Tasting notes include ripe lemon, green apple and grapefruit, with a lovely delicate and fresh finish to each sip.
A bottle to be celebrated, you’ll want to bring this one out at your big Christmas Eve Party and serve as a welcome drink or dessert pairing. Or, buy a bottle as a gift to share the experience. Complete with Freixenet’s signature diamond-style detailed bottle, this will look perfect with a hand-tied ribbon and perched under the tree until Christmas morning.
For tablescaping… Pinot Grigio D.O.C
One sip of this and you’re instantly transported to the picturesque vineyards of the Garda region in Italy.
Freixenet’s Pinot Grigio D.O.C is a stunning bottle that pairs beautifully with seafood or vegetarian dishes, making it a great one to serve at festive dinner parties. Complete with their signature diamond-style bottle, this one is pretty enough to add a touch of glamour to any tablescape setting.
Expect a floral and delicate fruity character with subtle hints of crisp citrus.
For festive aperitifs… Italian Rosé
Another beautiful bottle to build a table setting around, Freixenet’s Italian Rosé brings the palate of red cherries and strawberries to the table.
Complete with a subtle perfume, serve this chilled as an aperitif or accompany alongside light dishes or spicy cuisine.
For NYE… Italian Sparkling Rosé
Made with a delicious blend of the finest Italian harvest of Glera and Pinot Noir grapes, Freixenet’s Italian Sparkling Rosé is sure to sparkle on your dinner table. This sparkler is a sophisticated balance of fragrant red summer fruits with underlying hints of white flowers and apples and soft, effervescent bubbles in a show-stopping bottle.
This is the type of bottle you’ll want to bring out at your NYE party to really win over your guests or gift this one to your rosé-loving friends.
For quiet catch-ups… Cordon Rosé Cava
This subtle Rosé Cava is the ultimate drink for those low-key moments over Christmas, from post-work drinks to cheers to the end of another great working year to the drink to pair alongside wrapping gifts and quiet catch-ups with friends.
Bright strawberry blush in colour, each glass will feature mid-sized bubbles that rise quickly to and form a crown at the top of the glass. Look forward to the subtle flavour of red fruits, finished with aromas of blackberry, strawberry, dried figs and dates.
For Boxing Day brunch… Cordón Negro Cava
This is Freixenet’s iconic cava. Made up of Macabeo, Xarel-lo and Parellada, this is a great sparkling wine to bring out when you’re prepping the Christmas dinner the night before or paired with a Boxing Day morning brunch.
Expect moments of natural grape aromas with tones of green apple, pear and Mediterranean fruits.
For buffets… Chianti D.O.C.G.
If you’re wanting to serve a nice bottle of red with your Boxing Day buffet, look to Freixenet’s Chianti D.O.C.G.
Made from traditional grapes grown in the namesake region of Tuscany, this wine offers up tones of wild berries, complemented by lightly spiced notes and violet aromas. Pair this one with pasta dishes, pizza or Christmassy meat platters.
For a Christmas dinner red… Tempranillo Rioja
Pair this one with your Christmas Day roast and you’ll win over every red wine lover at the table.
Freixenet’s Tempranillo Rioja is made with a selection of Tempranillo vineyards from Rioja Alavesa and Rioja Alta. It offers up aromas of fresh red fruits, caramel and bramble, with light notes of vanilla and aromatic herbs.
For something non-alcoholic… 0.0% Sparkling Rosé
Let’s not forget those who might be skipping the alcohol this Christmas but who might want something sparkling to toast over the festive season. Freixenet offers a light, shimmering rosé number that’s 0.0% and low calorie.
On the palate, you’ll be greeted with a fruity, floral taste filled with notes of wild berries and roses. So delicious you won’t be able to tell the difference.
For celebrations without the hazy head… 0.0% Blanco Wine
For a sparkling white alternative, look no further than Freixenet’s 0.0% Blanco Wine. Pale bright yellow in colour, this refreshing number offers tropical and citrus notes, with a clean finish.
Pair a bottle of this with appetisers, from grilled goat cheese salad to sushi.