Don't discount Freixenet just because it's probably the most ubiquitous affordable bubbly on the market - there's a seriously tasty and versatile Spanish cava hiding behind that signature black & gold bottle.
Freixenet is one of the most renowned and largest cava houses in Spain, similar in quality, size and importance to France's Moet & Chandon. Cava is the Spanish sparkling wine equivalent to France's Champagne. The Freixenet cava business started in 1914 by Pere Ferrer Bosch, the son of "La Freixenada", the family estate located in the Alt Penedès region since the 13th century. Right from the start, the family decided to produce only cava, a natural sparkling wine, following the method used in Champagne (France) for centuries.