Segura Viudas Reserva Heredad Cava Brut
The Segura Viudas Reserva Heredad Cava Brut has lightly smoky opening aromas with touches of biscuit and hints of honey and flower petals. The palate is excellent, fruity, and full of flavor, delivering a delightful sense of abundance.
Blend: 67% Macabeo, 33% Parellada
Critical AcclaimAll Vintages
This winery’s equivalent of a tête de cuvée was three years in the making: It’s a refreshing and elegant blend of 67% Macabeo and 33% Parellada made from nine different wines, each of which was vinified in separate tanks and spent 30 months on the lees. Aromas of brioche and lemon verbena intertwined with brine, tarragon, and honeysuckle keep you enthralled before the first sip. Persistent bubbles pave the way for a parade of florals and light, airy flavors touched with smoke. Minerality ensues on the mid-palate, where it’s joined by notes of bread dough, lemon, lime chiffon, and vanilla.
Over the years, Segura Viudas has earned a reputation as one of the top producers of Cava. The winery has been noted for its high production standards, its labor-intensive approach to winemaking, and its penchant for releasing some of Europe's ?nest artisan sparkling wines. The estate that houses Segura Viudas dates back to the 11th century. Segura Viudas became a winery and began producing and selling wines in 1959. Over the years, we have strived to combine the latest winemaking technology with our penchant and passion to craft the highest quality artisan Cavas that are enjoyed across the globe.
From our dedication to biodiversity comes commitment to sustainability across our winery and vineyards. We value the diverse relationships between the forest areas of our Heredad and vineyards that directly influence our winery and wines. To protect our rich ecological diversity, we have incorporated sustainable practices across our estate and winery. The wood from winter pruning is used to generate biomass with energy value that equals the annual consumption of heating oil used across our estate. We have also developed strategies to combat various elements, planted legumes and other vegetables to create a flora that controls the growth of the vines for more balanced production.
A superior source of white grapes for the production of Spain’s prized sparkling wine, Cava, the Penedes region is part of Catalunya and sits just south of Barcelona. Medio Penedès is the most productive source of the Cava grapes, Macabeo, Xarel-lo, and Parellada. Penedes also grows Garnacha and Tempranillo (here called Ull de Llebre in Catalan) for high quality reds and rosès.
A term typically reserved for Champagne and Sparkling Wines, non-vintage or simply “NV” on a label indicates a blend of finished wines from different vintages (years of harvest). To make non-vintage Champagne, typically the current year’s harvest (in other words, the current vintage) forms the base of the blend. Finished wines from previous years, called “vins de reserve” are blended in at approximately 10-50% of the total volume in order to achieve the flavor, complexity, body and acidity for the desired house style. A tiny proportion of Champagnes are made from a single vintage.
There are also some very large production still wines that may not claim one particular vintage. This would be at the discretion of the winemaker’s goals for character of the final wine.