This is a favorite dish for me. It takes you to Italy without leaving home. It is easy to prepare and tastes expensive!
Living the Gourmet is pleased to present the sparkling wines of the Segura Viudas Estate.
The Segura Viudas Estate, located in Sant Sadurni d’Anoia, Spain, has a long and storied history, dating back nearly a thousand years. The estate began its history as an inhabited watchtower in the 11th century, before being converted into a Catalan country house roughly two-hundred years later, which provided all sorts of produce for the local monastery – including wine grapes.
It was not until the 1850s, however, that Segura Viudas began producing the cavas for which it is now world renowned. Since that time, the Estate has become one of the world’s top producers of sparkling wine, and has garnered a reputation as crisp and pristine as the cavas on which it is founded.
Living the Gourmet had the opportunity to sample two of the Estate’s cavas, the Estate Extra Dry, and the Brut.
The Estate Extra Dry is a slightly less dry cava. Fermented for a minimum of nine months, the Estate Extra Dry is a complex blend of ripened fruit with only subtle acidity, and a light texture. With an intense nose and a combination of floral-backed fruity notes, the Estate Extra Dry is an elegant wine with just a touch of sweetness carried on its yeasty aromas.
Upon sampling the Estate Brut, one is instantly aware of its white fruit and citrus aromas. However, its prime feature is its persistent mousse, and light tropical notes, accompanied by subtle though ever-present floral notes. While featuring a balanced acidity, it is a refreshing cava, with a smooth finish.
As the winemakers suggest, I would pair the Brut alongside fish, preferably shellfish, or a shellfish sauce with pasta. The Estate Extra Dry would pair perfectly either with a spicy dish, goat cheese, feta, or as an aperitif.
It was a pleasure sampling these wines, and Living the Gourmet can easily recommend the cavas of the Segura Viudas Estate to our readers.
Enjoy with Love,