Segura Viudas Reserva Heredad
Segura Viudas hand crafts distinctive, artisan méthode champenoise sparkling wines according to Cava traditions begun over 100 years ago. Steeped in rich Spanish heritage and situated on an estate that dates to the 11th century, Segura Viudas draws on this legacy, blending it with modern winemaking to create sophisticated yet approachable Cavas. The Segura Viudas wines come from the renowned Penedès region of Spain just outside of Barcelona. Reserva Heredad is the estate’s crown jewel — our tête de cuvée — a Cava blended from just Macabeo and Parellada that enjoys aging on the lees for 30 months or longer and riddling by hand.
Winemaker’s Notes 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.
Sommelier’s Recommendation 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.
92 POINTS “A selection of macabeo and parellada grown at estate vineyards in the Alt Penedès, Reserva Heredad is a complex and heady Cava that delivers on its richness without sweetness. Its potent depth of flavor has a smoky minerality and fresh apple-skin notes. This is full and meaty enough to serve with roast chicken or albóndigas de ternera (veal meatballs).” – Wine & Spirits, June 2011
Blend: 67% Macabeo, 33% Parellada pH: 2.94 Alcohol: 12% Total Acidity: 4 g/L Dosage: 11 g/L Download Tasting Notes (PDF)