Having a few bottles of Segura around the house is a necessity. It was a staple when I lived in Whistler, where we would sabre a bottle off the deck and slip into the hot tub. Bubbles in the bubbles…
Segura Viudas Brut Reserva is a great example of an affordable sparkling wine. Although it is méthode champenoise, they use different grape varietals and of course, not coming from the Champagne region of France, cannot be called champagne… but it often is. So let’s call this sparkling as it is, a Cava.
Cava is the name of a type of Spanish (mostly in Catalonia but also in other regions such as Valencia, La Rioja, Extremadura) white or pink sparkling wine produced mainly in the Penedès region in Catalonia, 40 km to the south west of Barcelona, with the méthode champenoise.
SEGURA VIUDAS BRUT RESERVA
From $16.99 (BC)
Segura Viudas Brut Reserva, created from a blend of reserve and non-vintage wines, is clean and delicate, yet rich in flavor. A cuvée of Macabeo, Parellada and Xarel-lo grapes grown in the renowned Alt Penedès region of Spain, the wine is vinified according to méthode champenoise technique and is aged in the bottle for up to three years.
WINE MAKER’S NOTES
The prime feature of Brut Reserva Segura Viudas is its elegant and persistent mousse. The aromas are of white fruits, citrus and tropical fruits, and light floral notes. The palate is exquisite, complex and full of flavour, with good acidity and notes of lime and pineapple. It is dry and long on the finish.
An ideal Cava to start a meal, or a loyal companion to preserved seafoods, (clams, winkles, anchovies), pasta dishes, or even a warm quail salad. It is perfectly at home with soft milk cheeses or a mild Brie. It’s awesome with oysters.
I love this stuff, and for the price, I highly recommend giving this bubble a try.