A while back we featured another of our favorite budget-friendly sparkling wines, but lately all of our love has been going to this one from Segura Viudas. It generally runs a touch higher than the Cristalino pricewise (about $7.50 a bottle or so) but we actually like it better (the Best label we gave the Cristalino notwithstanding). We think the flavor is a little more delicate (or something) and the color is a little lighter, too.
Segura Viudas has a very cool website you should go visit, which is where we found (and stole) this extremely hoity-toity description:
“A Reserve cava that accompanies any meal perfectly from start to finish. Pale straw yellow in colour, elegant and harmonious on the nose, and fresh and well balanced on the palate, where the predominance of Macabeo is evident. Ample flavours and a persistent, fine mousse.”
That little blurb is totally what we were thinking, too…totally. Obviously, we are extremely pro elegance and harmoniousness (nessness) here at The Haute Kitchen so this wine is a shoo-in for us.
Gotta git you some ‘o dat!