Segura Viudas hand crafts distinctive, artisan méthode champenoise sparkling wines according to Cava traditions begun over 100 years ago. Steeped in rich Spanish heritage and situated on an estate that dates to the 11th century, Segura Viudas draws on this legacy, blending it with modern winemaking to create sophisticated yet approachable Cavas. The Segura Viudas wines come from the renowned Penedès region of Spain just outside of Barcelona. Reserva Heredad is the estate's crown jewel — our tête de cuvée — a Cava blended from just Macabeo and Parellada that enjoys aging on the lees for 30 months or longer and riddling by hand.
The opening aromas are from aging on the lees, lightly smokey, with touches of biscuit or bread, which are followed by hints of honey, fruit and flower petals. The palate is excellent, fruity and full of flavor, with dried fruits delivering a delightful sense of abundance.
This Cava defines elegant refreshment, even in it’s presentation. It is a perfect companion for creamy pastas, such as alfredo. It marries perfectly with meat dishes, such as pork and chicken.
"With its dusty mineral and leesy nose, the Heredad Reserva promises a lot, and it doesn’t disappoint. It’s clean, lively and richly flavored with a steely-citrus mid-palate and minerals appearing again on the finish. Simply fabulous for the price."
International Wine Review, June 2014
"This feels fresh and lifted, with minerally, stony flavors of apple and lime. A clean, pointed finish feels nice and tastes like lettuce and bitter greens."
- Wine Enthusiast, November 2013
"Dusty aromas of apple and mild yeast form the bouquet on this traditional Cava. In the mouth, it's frothy and foamy on contact, while the flavors veer from peppery and dry to apple and citrus. This finishes nice and peppery, with proper dryness for a brut sparkler."
- Wine Enthusiast, May 2013
CAVA WITH DISTINCTION
"Gold-tinged, with ripe green citrus and apple notes accented with light toast and smoke. Distinctly heavier than the average cava, the taste still displays bright acidity, with a dry, ample mineral finish. Calls for some roasted chicken, and the pewter-accented bottle also adds a little drama."
- Richard Vayda, New York Wine Salon, November 17, 2011
3 STARS, EXCELLENT, RECOMMENDED
"After four years of secondary fermentation, this limitedrelease wine develops toasted brioche qualities that marry well with the apple and quince notes through the smooth, spicy finish."
- Food & Wine Magazine, Wine Guide 2011
"A selection of macabeo and parellada grown at estate vineyards in the Alt Penedès, Reserva Heredad is a complex and heady Cava that delivers on its richness without sweetness. Its potent depth of flavor has a smoky minerality and fresh apple-skin notes. This is full and meaty enough to serve with roast chicken or albóndigas de ternera (veal meatballs)."
- Wine & Spirits, June 2011
Blend: 67% Macabeo, 33% Parellada
Total Acidity: 4 g/L
Dosage: 11 g/L
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