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Segura Viudas

Segura Viudas
NV Estate Bottled Brut Cava, Penedes

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Cava

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 12%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$12
Best Buy
'2019 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 5 Sparkling Wine $15 and Under' Best Value Spanish Sparkling Wine

Segura Viudas
NV Estate Bottled Brut Cava, Penedes

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Cava

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 12%
Clear silvery emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of butter roasted nuts, nectarine, and grassy earth with a supple, vibrant, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, long finish with accents of clementine, green apple, and limestone. A vibrant, spot-on Cava that captures the flavor, versatility and charm of the region and category.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: butter roasted nuts, nectarine, and grassy earth
Taste Flavor: clementine, green apple, and limestone
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Oven Fried Chicken, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A vibrant, spot-on Cava that captures the flavor, versatility and charm of the region and category.

The Producer or Importer

Gloria Ferrer Champagne Caves

The Producer or  Importer
PO Box 1427
Sonoma, CA 95476
USA
1 707-996-7256

Cava

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Serve in a Champagne Flute
Cava is a term that refers to Spanish sparkling wine. The word means "cave" or "cellar"; while it is used for bubblies across the country, most examples come from Catalonia in the Penedes region in northeast Spain.

Cava is produced according to the classic method used in Champagne, although aging requirements are much shorter. While a few producers use Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, the most common varieties in Cava are Macabeo, Paralleda (white) and Monastrell (red). Cava can be made as a white or rosé; the latter category is produced with the addition of red wine.

Most examples of Cava are value-oriented, costing between $12 and $15 on US retail shelves. Several large producers have made greet strides in this market and their entry level wines are meant for immediate consumption, while their special cuvées can age for three years or longer. Use Cava for an aperitif or for a moderately priced sparkling wine to accompany lighter seafood or poultry.