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Segura Viudas Gran Cuvee Reserva Cava
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Segura Viudas Gran Cuvee Reserva Cava NV

Penedès, Catalunya (Catalonia Cataluña), SpainAs soon as you broach this bottle from sparkling wine giant Segura Viudas, you'll be greeted by one of the most classic, compelling Cava noses. By this I mean heady scents of cirtus curd, apple compote, toasted wheat, roasted nut and a telltale pencil eraser note characteristic of the native grapes. The aromas are exciting and complex. There is lovely concentration of flavours that transit citrus, stone fruit, pear and bready, yeasty autolytic character. Succulent, bright acidity enrobes the generous fruit, the bubbles are foamy but not gassy, and the ultra dry finish shows mineral salts and a very pleasant yeasty bite. A clear step up from the entry level Segura Brut Reserva, this Gran Cuvée achieves greater complexity from 15 months of bottle ageing (which equals the minimum legal standard for non-vintage Champagne) and has more heft and depth for pairing with morsels like a brunch chorizo frittata, or some really garlicky sautéed prawns.Tasted: 31 October 2019Tasted by: Prices: BC 22.99 private wine shops Producer: Segura ViudasDistributors: Freixenet Canada
Churchill Cellars
Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Blend: Macabeo - Parellada - Xarel·lo - ChardonnayCSPC: 615385UPC: 8410428330047