67% Macabeo and 33% Parellada from Penedes, Spain.
SRP of $25 and available for as low as $18. Sample submitted for review.
From the winery:
"The opening aromas are from aging on the lees, lightly smokey, with touches of biscuit or bread, which are followed by hints of honey, fruit and flower petals. The palate is excellent, fruity and full of flavor, with dried fruits delivering a delightful sense of abundance.
This Cava defines elegant refreshment, even in it's presentation. It is a perfect companion for creamy pastas, such as alfredo. It marries perfectly with meat dishes, such as pork and chicken.
Cava used to be known as Spanish champagne and is pretty much precisely that -- even if the EU no longer allows Spanish producers to call it such. Cava is produced using the same method as Champagne where the wine undergoes a secondary fermentation in the bottle. And while the bottle may be the first thing you'll notice on this wine, it shouldn't be the last.
The Reserva Heredad is impressive in all aspects, beginning with the pewter base and family crest on the bottle, but don't think you're just getting a good show with nothing to back it up. From grape to glass it takes three years to produce a bottle of this wine. Speaking of those grapes, they are 100% hand harvested. Even the turning of the bottles (riddling) while they age is done by hand. (That doesn't sound like much but it is a manual, time-consuming process that is rarely done by hand today.) But let's get on to the taste, shall we?
The Segura Viudas Reserva Heredad Cava begins with a beautiful aroma of honey, peach, pear, apple and a touch of fresh biscuits. The wine tastes delicious with plenty of fruit and features apple, pear and zesty lemon plus a few mineral notes. It is also crisp and very easy to drink with just the right amount of bubbles. Thanks to the good acidity this one should be able to hold up to lots of different foods. A Holiday Sparkler that is sure to make a lasting impression!
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- Le Grand Courtage Blanc De Blancs Brut - Holiday Sparklers 2012
- 90 Plus Cellars Lot 49 Sparkling Rosé - Beautiful (Pink) Bubbles.
- Douglas Green The Beach House Sparkling Wine - A Sweet and Fruity Holiday Sparkler.
- Vovetti Prosecco - A Popular Italian Sparkler
- Freixenet Elyssia Gran Cuvee Brut - Champagne By Another Name
- Cantine Maschio Prosecco Brut - Nutty, Fruity and Good. Holiday Sparklers 2012.
- Enza Prosecco - A Festive Holiday Sparkler!
- Anna de Codorniu Cava Brut - Crazy for Cava
- Angove Zibibbo Sparkling Pink Moscato - A Super Sweet Holiday Sparkler
Also check out the 12 recommended sparkling wines from last year's series!
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Overall Rating: 7.5
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