Most great wine producing countries have their own Sparkling Wine traditions. Spain is no exception and they give us Cava. Segura Viudas sits on close to 450 acres in the Penedès region. The Cava tradition there dates back many years and there is high regard for the sparkling wines from Penedès. Today I’ll look at one of the many that Segura Viudas produces. The Segura Viudas Reserva Heredad was produced using fruit sourced at the winery estate in the Alt Penedès region of Spain. This offering is a blend of Macabeo (67%) and Parellada (33%). This wine spends up to four years aging on yeast. It has a suggested retail price of $25 for a standard 750 ml bottle and $40 for a 1.5 L Magnum.
A welcoming mélange of fruit aromas leads the fresh nose of this Cava. Honeydew Melon and green apple lead the charge, supported by a hint of white pepper spice. Grapefruit, lemon zest, and tart apple are all in abundance through the medium bodied palate. Ginger, brioche and a touch of yeast all emerge on the finish which has good length. This Cava is crisp, refreshing and nicely dry.
This Cava represents a very good value at $25. Over the years I’ve found that there’s something about large format bottles that excites a party or gathering. That makes the Magnum for $40 an even more outstanding value, and thus a perfect choice to mark a festive occasion this holiday season. The hand blown bottle with a pewter crest add to the elegance that’s contained inside. This wine is well worth checking out.