An Affordable Sparkling Wine great tasting enough for a Wedding, Anniversary or any Special Occasion
Segura Viudas Brut Reserva Cava NV or non-vintage sparkling wine from Spain is an excellent value. Made in the expensive traditional French champagne production method called méthode champenoise, this crisp sparkling has great floral notes, a green apple flavor profile and a slight yeasty finish. And best of all, it is delicious and affordable.
Although made in the traditional method, Spanish Cavas don’t use the traditional French champagne grape trio of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier but instead rely on indigenous Spanish grapes Macabeo (aka Viura), Parellada, and Xarel-lo. This particular Segura Viudas Cava is a cuvee blend of these three grapes but many cavas are produced as blanc de blancs, using only white grapes.
For the price, usually purchased for around $8-$10 in supermarkets or drugstores, it is a value-packed alternative to more expensive California sparkling wines, and super expensive champagne. And given that it’s a reserva, with three years of aging, compared to my favorite champagne Veuve Clicquot which is aged 30 months minimum, the price seems too low. But don’t get me wrong. It’s nowhere near as delicious as Veuve, which will set you back $40. I’m just saying it’s a quality sparkling given its affordable price. If you are trying to serve sparkling to a crowd but don’t want to bust your budget but still offer a pleasing affordable beverage, you can’t go wrong with this Cava.
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