With Mother's Day fast approaching, we're all looking to celebrate those special ladies in our lives who have cared for us, guided us and loved us over the years. Whether it be your mom, aunt, grandmother or any woman who's made a difference in your life, now is the time to celebrate her.
And what better way to celebrate than with a bottle from Freixenet, a wine that's meant for celebrating all of life's special little moments and victories. Here, we highlight four wines from Freixenet, from their beautiful traditional Spanish cavas to their effervescent rosé.
For a gift that feels as good to buy as it does to give, we've also showcased two wines from Australia's Banrock Station. Combining their passion for great wine with a commitment to the environment, Banrock Station produces their wines sustainably, using recycled materials for their packaging and lightweight bottles to save energy. For the last 20 years, they have reinvested profits from every bottle sold to help protect and preserve the planet. Mom will love this eco-conscious, thoughtful and delicious gift.
Elegant and alluring, without breaking the bank, each of these wines makes for a great gift on its own, or serve alongside Mother's Day brunch or dinner. However you have it, mom is sure to love these beautiful bottles.
6 bottles that make the perfect Mother's Day Gift
1. Freixenet Cordon Negro
Get all the bubbles without breaking the bank with this light and refreshing cava. This special bottle is created from a unique blend of three traditional white grape varietals indigenous to Penedès, southwest of Barcelona. While this may be Spain's traditional method sparkler, Freixenet Cordon Negro is a very modern cava.
Mom will love the fine, delicate aromas on the nose that see notes of green apple and pear blend with light hints of Mediterranean fruits. Soak in flavours of peach, melon and pineapple floating over a citrusy base. It's beautifully balanced with light, toasty aromas from bottle maturation. Buy it as a gift or serve it with dinner — Freixenet Cordon Negro pairs well with a saucy paella, crispy fried calamari or with cured meat and Manchego cheese.
2. Freixenet Rosé IGT
Celebrate in style. It will be love at first sight when mom sets her eyes on this gorgeous diamond bottle. As elegant on the inside as it is on the outside, this charming rosé is perfect for a mom who's just as graceful.
Freixenet Rosé IGT is made from the classic grape varietals of Veneto, Italy. It’s a refreshing wine with a subtle bouquet, followed up with a delicate palate of sweet red cherries and strawberries. Enjoy it chilled as an aperitivo on a sunny afternoon, or serve it alongside light dishes. If your mom likes to turn up the heat, pair this rosé with her favourite spicy cuisine.
3. Banrock Station Pink Moscato Rosé
If your mom likes things sweet, light and easy, this is the bottle for her. On the nose, Banrock Station Pink Moscato Rosé opens with a beautiful bouquet of fresh, floral, aromatic notes with slight hints of sherbet and musk. Light-bodied and sweet, this wine almost tastes of cotton candy on the palate. You'll also catch the spice of red grapefruit with a fresh, zingy mouthfeel. The natural fruit sweetness is well-balanced with a fresh and juicy acidic finish, while a gentle spritz gives way to delicate bubbles. Pair this bottle with tender and savoury roast pork.
4. Freixenet Carta Nevada
Pair your bouquet of flowers for mom with a beautiful sparkling wine that's just as floral. Fresh and appealing on the nose, Freixenet Carta Nevada features elegantly floral notes of white flowers with hints of fresh fruit like juicy green apple. You'll also catch subtle notes of lemon and citrus. On the palate, this is a well-structured and refreshing cava with a softly balanced acidity.
Created from equal parts macabeo, xarel·lo and parellada grapes, indigenous to the Penedès region in Spain, Freixenet Carta Nevada pours a star bright yellow, with hints of gold. This cava's mid-sized bubbles form a good crown. It's well-loved for its lively sparkle and very attractive floral finish.
5. Freixenet Italian Rosé
This is another beautiful diamond bottle that will steal mom's heart before she's even had her first sip, then make her fall deeper in love with each taste. Freixenet Italian Rosé is everything you could want in a rosé. Perfect for sipping in the sunshine, it's fresh and fruity with delicate aromas of red fruits. Dig a little deeper and you'll catch an elegant base of white flowers and crisp apples. On the palate, the sweet, alluring flavours of fresh red fruits blend together in the perfectly light, effervescent bubbles. It's a delightful wine to be enjoyed on its own, or as a refreshing pairing with food like savoury appetizers or salmon.
6. Banrock Station Chardonnay
A classic chardonnay, this is one for the white wine lovers. It opens with intense fruit aromas of citrus and peach with hints of tropical fruit in there as well. Delicate oak overtones round out this full-bodied wine.
A sip of Banrock Station Chardonnay is like tucking into a juicy fruit salad. Savour fresh flavours of peach, melon and honeydew, with the return of that light oak influence. The mouthfeel is soft and creamy with a full-bodied texture. This is a clean and well-balanced wine with just the right amount of acid and an excellent lengthy finish. Pair this zingy wine with a fresh vegetable pasta in a light pesto sauce.