*Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from the PR folks for the winery.
While I tend to drink bubbles all year, many folks seem to associate sparkling wines with the holiday season. Around this time I go hunting for new sparklers to entice and delight. Tonight I went fishing (mixing my outdoorsy metaphors here) in the basement and came back out with the Segura Viudas Cava Brut Reserva Heredad. The wine has a traditional Champagne closure, clocks in at 12% alcohol by volume, and retails for around $26. I’m saving the bottle to do something yet to be determined with because it’s a really cool bottle.
1.) The wine had a really refined and small bubbles, something I don’t normally associate with a Cava.
2.) If you are looking to make a splash with a really different looking bottle, this one is sure to impress.
3.) I thought the Heredad was really well done, but the price is a little steep.
4.) I was really taken with the long finish and toast on the wine.
On the nose I got toast, apple, and lemon rind. In the mouth I found lemon, bitters, toast, apple, and pear. The finish on the wine lingered and the fine bubbles and acidity kept the wine refreshing and light.