Freixenet Carta Nevada Semi-Dry
For a sweet bubbly priced at $9, you can't go wrong with Carta Nevada Semi Dry. This is smooth from nose to body to finish. Aromas of pear and banana are easy, while the palate keeps its poise and feel while dealing pear, mango and banana flavors. For a sugary sparkler this more than gets the job done.
Off-dry, with a soft, creamy mousse and flavors of berry, hazelnut, spice and orange peel. It's nicely balanced, with a nut note lingering on the finish.