Charming, light, fresh, citrusy Cava that is all too easy to drink. Made Brut Nature which means it is as dry as wine can be, it is so good with canapes or other starters. Ready to drink right now. This wine is great drinking no matter what the occasion is.
Segura Viudas are the masters of Cava. How they get so much flavour into such great value wine is beyond me. But I am sure somewhere, there are some Champagne producers blushing whenever they taste the wines from Viudas.
About 90% of Spain is able to make Cava or sparkling wine but in reality the best and brightest are centred around the North East of Spain. Due to the wide range of climates there is no definitive style and it is best to get to know individual producers. Personally I’ve always enjoyed the Brut Nature styles, which means they have no sugar added at all and make for dry and lighter palate experience.
Spanish Sparkling Varieties
Macabeo, Xarel.lo and Parellada combine to make the stunning Methode Traditionelle wines of Cava with some Chardonnay on occasion. Despite the success as a team, generally all three are quite ordinary for table wine production.