Segura Viudas Brut Cava
Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Spain
* Segura Viudas has recently changed the label on their Brut Cava. The wine is exactly the same, but customers may receive a black or cream-colored label.
Segura Viudas Brut Reserva Cava, created from a blend of reserve and non-vintage wines, is clean and delicate, yet rich in flavor.
Brut is a cuvée of Macabeo, Parellada and Xarel-lo grapes grown in the renowned Penedès region of Spain. The wine is vinified according to méthode champenoise technique and is aged in the bottle for up to 2 years.
This fine cuvée is fairly crisp with an interesting floral note and mouth-pleasing sensation of creaminess.
Wine & Spirits - "One of the most reliable Cavas at the price, this offers cool, crisp cider apple flavors along with leesy notes of toast, nuts and flowers. It's gentle and clean, fuel for a dance party. Best Buy."
Segura Viudas Winery
Segura Viudas was established in 1954 in the heart of Spain's Penedes region, one of the world's best sites for growing and producing grapes for production of sparkling wine. Segura Viudas has become one of the top Spanish sparkling wine producers and is noted for its high production standards of traditional Methode Champenoise. View all Segura Viudas Wines
About Other SpainView a map of Other Spain wineries
The most popular red varieties of Spain include Tempranillo and Garnacha (Grenache). Whites don't garner quite as much recognition, but there are some regional varieties not to be missed, like Albarino and Verdejo. The popular red regions of Spain include Rioja, known for its outstanding wines of the Tempranillo grape; Ribera del Duero, producing high quality reds from Tempranillo and Garnacha; Galacia, with the sub-region of Rias Baixas, home to the deliciously crisp and floral Albarino grape; and Priorat, a region increasing in popularity with its high-quality cult reds. Other regions of note are Rueda, growing the Verdejo grape, La Mancha, a wide desert region, covered in the most planted white variety in the world, Airen, and Jumilla, making wines based on Monestrell (Mourvedre).
Spain's wine laws are based on the Denominacion de Origen (DO) classification system, devised in the 1930's. A four tiered system, the most basic level is Vina de Mesa (table wine) followed by Vino de la Tierra (country wine), DO and at the top DOC. Currently, only Rioja and Priorat have DOC status, while over 55 Dos scatter the country.
Most DO regions are classified and regulated by how long they age the wines. On a red wine label, one may find the terms Crianza, Reserva or Gran Reserva, denoting the wine's barrel and bottle time. Crianza is usually two years between barrel and bottle (the time in each depends on the DO and/or the winemaker), Reserva up to 4 years and Gran Reserva 5 – 6 years. Classifications of each region and wine are controlled by the region's Consejo Regulador. Other regions of Spain include:
La ManchaHome of most of the Airen grapes planted as well as Don Quioxte, La Mancha is a vast desert-like area of flat land and penetrating sun.
SherryThe Sherry region is located near Spain’s southernmost point along the coast. Sherry produces white varietals used to make the fortified wines from which it received its namesake such as Palomino, Palomino Fino, Palomino de Jerez, Pedro Ximenez and Moscatel.
PenedésThe Penedés wine region is located in the province of Barcelona, along the eastern coast of Spain. The Penedés wine region consists of 185 vineyards. Penedes is home to Spain’s sparkling wine, Cava, and also produces Garnacha, Merlot, Tempranillo, Pinot Noir, Monastrell, Carignane, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah (reds), as well as Macabeo (Viura), Parellada, Chardonnay, Riesling, Gewurtztraminer, Chenin Blanc and Moscatel de Alejandria.
YeclaLocated in southeastern Spain, Yecla is situated in the province of Murica. Neighboring the Jumilla region, Yecla is one of Spain’s smallest wine regions. Common red varietals include Monastrell, Garnacha Tinta, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cencibel, Merlot, Tintorera and Syrah. White varietals include Merseguera, Airen, Macabeo, Malvasia and Chardonnay.
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38 ratings, 18 with reviewsjennifer - Old Lyme, CT412/10/2007Lovely and what a wonderful wine for the money. Buy cases and serve it fearlessly over the holidays. I will.Amanda S. - Anchorage, AK21/14/2008Tried this one because of the price and rating, but it isn't as smooth as some others in same price range.48/24/2010I enjoyed aliment as much as Wolf Blass Yellow Label BrutAlaskaLight - North Pole, AK411/20/2009We've taken this to get-togethers in the past and we're taking it to a ThanksGiving potluck with extended family. Sparkling Spanish whites were greeted with a very positive response.alaska hippo - Fairbanks, AK411/24/2009This is one of my two go-to summer bubblies for the several pot-lucks, picnics, receptions, etc. that I go to/host each year. Folks love it when you show up with something a little different than the usual "critter" wines and I think it's a good cava for the money.bixbya - Columbia, MO54/10/2012dennis Sievers - Highland, IL54/5/201252/1/2012Restaurant wine is $9 a glass. This is great with food. Highly recommend.412/30/2011312/29/2011312/4/2011laurence hegarty - Chicago, IL58/15/201147/6/201145/22/2011This is a very good sparkling wine for the money. If you are looking for a sparkling wine that is priced for everyday drinking, this tastes as good as those that are twice the price.34/30/2011Very good for the price. However, I think Cristalino Brut Cava is much better and in the same price range. I found it a little too bland. It was nice and bubbly, but it seemed to require a colder than optimal temperature.baalgargaroth - New York, NY410/5/2010This is a traditional dry cava that works quite well for its price. Granted it does not have the absolute best in terms of taste it is pleasant and very affordable. Taste wise it tends to the dryer side but still retains a certain sweetness.Radena - Austin, TX43/17/2011I bought 6 cases of this for my wedding. It's incredibly easy to drink for all fans of the bubbly, tastes great, and you absolutely can't beat the price.Scott Citino - Fernandina Beach, FL412/26/2010This inexpensive dry, fresh champagne has nice accents of apple and citrusB in SC - Columbia, SC412/16/2010It's important to remember when tasting wine that a Cava; 6 bucks at my local wine shop; can't be compared to, say, 1996 Bollinger R.D. Yes, they both have bubbles and are made in similar manners, but two cases of this and a bottle of the '96 Bolly will set you back around the same amount. And, if you go through bubbles like I do, the top flight stuff can't come out that often. So, what is the Segura Viudas? Solid. Very tight on the nose, though it opens up as it warms, the nose is never really gets there for me. Which is disappointing, because a sparkler should have a great nose. I find the palate one-dimensional, and a little sweet for a Brut. Tastes of lemons, fading to apples. More apples on the finish, though it fades quickly. Good price point for everyday bubbles you don't have to age, worlds better than the Andre crud that inhabit the same price point, and compares favourably to the California "champagne" that starts with K. Wine and Spirits got little carried away, but 87 would be a fair score. (Not a 90 point wine at all) Good value and consistent from bottle to bottle.Rez-n-Tessa - San Francisco, CA411/4/2010I try always to keep a bottle chilled in the fridge. This is a great value. Crisp and light it pairs amazingly with carry-out Chinese, esp. grilled or fried shrimp. Consistently very good.poemorella - Hollywood, FL511/28/2009Loved this cava, light, dry with delicate bubbles. I will definitely buy this one again.Bob Corcoran - Medford, MA45/13/2010Very good entry level champaigne - super value - this and Cristalino are wonderful to toast with at a very reasonable priceSteven McQueen - Manlius, NY312/28/2007Wine had a good start with a hint of pepper. No legs -- finished weakross davis - Oceanport, NJ45/27/2010An excellent BrutMatt Larson - Birmingham, AL48/14/2010I liked the cava overall - it had a nice light taste and good bubbles. But I found it lacking in depth and deep flavors. So, I probably wouldn't order it again when looking for a cava.Related Products
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