Segura Viudas was established in 1945 when Sr. Segura purchased the medieval farmhouse known as Can Ebert and built a state-of-the-art facility with five levels of subterranean wine cellars. Sprawling over 445 acres of the original Can Esbert property is the Segura Viudas Estate in the heart of the renowned cava-producing region of Spain, the Penedes, not far from the city of Barcelona.View Supplier Page
|Varietal||Blend - Macabeo, Parellada|
|Available In||BC AB MB|
Straw yellow, with a small, fine, plentiful mousse.
Lightly smokey, with touches of biscuit or bread, which are followed by hints of honey, fruit and flower petals.
Fruity and full of flavour, with dried fruits from the lees ageing, but very elegant, with a long, complex finish. Best served at a temperature of 8-9 C.
A perfect companion to truffle-influenced dishes, such as truffle oil drizzled pastas. White fish, sole or monkfish or even traditional Mediterranean casseroles are perfect companions, as are cooked or cured hams, and soft white cheeses such as brie or camembert.
Deep, cool, ancient subterranean caves provide the ideal temperature for the second fermentation over a period two to five years. Heredad Brut Reserva spends 30 months on the yeast and is made in the traditional methode traditionnelle, the same process used to make the most expensive champagnes and sparkling wines in the world. It is produced exclusively with wines from the best harvest of the Macabeo and Parellada varieties.
"Here's your sparkling wine for the summer (and year round)! Terrific value in this well-made, toasty and refreshing bubbly from Spain that's a third of the price of Champagne. Segura is one of the most respected producers of Cava, the Spanish name for sparkling wine. Terrific earthy aromas mingle with toasted almond and some green apple. Great aperitif or try it with roast turkey, fried chicken, or yes, even potato chips. Elegant, layered, refreshing. Cava food pairings: seafood tapas, salty light meats, caviar, oysters, Chinese dishes."
"Fleshy, flavourful and attractively toasty, this is another fine bottling of Segura Viudas' premium Cava offering. There's plenty of yeasty autolysis, fresh bread dough and blanched almonds over green apple and citrus fruit. Fine mousse, and persistence, too. Tasted October 2017. Value rating: **1/2"
"This elegantly packaged Cava is back on the shelves and offers consistent mouthfilling appeal. Bready due to significant lees aging paired with a touch of welcome dosage giving the wine a just off-dry character. Nicely balanced and widely appealing with an overall refreshing character. A relatively full-bodied style with notes of fresh, authentic pear and yellow apple. What's not to love! Tasted January 2019."
"Though some call this silver gilt bottle Spanish gaudy (or is it Gaudí?) the Heredad is the high end cuvee from Segura Viudas. This is only old vine macabeo and parellada, with a minimum of 30 months on the lees. Ample and generous with sweet dough, brioche, baked red apple, pear, all tightened on the finish with a welcome pear skin briskness. Pour this when you want a richer Champagne at half the price."
"Presented in a regal pewter-embellished bottle, this limited edition sparkler looks luxe enough for impressive gift giving but is also affordable enough to serve a crowd. A blend of Spanish grapes Macabeo and Parellada, the nose shows delicate citrus, chalk and pastry. Vibrant and focused on the palate with green apple, pear, talcum and a touch of fennel. A good pairing for fresh oysters or a seafood raw bar." ****