A Brit, a Yank and a Kitchen

Monday, October 23

Segura Viudas Cava: Brut Reserva Heredad

Okay! OKAY!!! I confess. We bought it because the bottle was pretty. GOSH!!!!

But seriously... who can resist it? It has to be the prettiest darn bottle I've ever seen a wine in, and with the major plus that it was only $20, modestly priced compared to the $59 I've found elsewhere!

Apparenly this region of Spain has been producing wine since pre-Roman times. I am easily impressed by history... I am the one who spent near $40 on a bottle of olive oil while in Italy because I was told that those very olive orchards produced the olives and oils during the height of the Roman Empire. Stop laughing. Should I mention that the bottle of olive oil was my most expensice purchase while there? Leave it to me to spend all my money on food stuff. But I digress....

A wine with history!! And in a nifty bottle... AND at a good price.

We'd both been craving some of the bubbly savoring the memory of our first night in the house... and we'd been really good with the spending.. and decided to treat ourselves a little. And I think Dave agreed that even though it wasnt French (and thankfully didnt try to call itself Champagne like all the Californians do (can you even handle this gank-fest!!?!)

Once again, since I am no wine critic... only a wannabe... I dug up this little review by someone obviously much more versed in the subject!

"As good as any top French vintage Champagne.

Rich in texture, creamy and supple, with toast, pears and vanilla on the nose and a refreshingly lingering finish."

Yea.... what he said.


Blogger wheresmymind said...

That bottle is totally pretty :)

9:42 PM  
Anonymous Ros said...

I prefer a good Spanish cava to a average champagne any day! The tapas restaurant near where I used to live had a fab one... Castellblanch I think. I miss it.

9:29 AM  
Blogger Marina said...

Wow! Gorgeous bottle... sooo jealous! So where did you end up getting this? ABC?

9:36 AM  
Blogger Lea said...

Jeff- YES! Totally!

Ros- I'd never had a Cava before.. it was really very yum!

Marina- We got it at World Market in Viera.. that place is like crack.

10:48 AM  
Anonymous greg gibson said...

Dave was right, that is a pretty cool looking bottle! ha ha!!

1:43 PM  
Blogger doodles said...

World Market is like crack ;) I saw that bottle there and admired it's beauty and it's price. Now I must remember this on my return trip. ;)

9:44 PM  
Blogger Susan in Italy said...

The bottle is great, hope you keep it for decorative purposes.

The "history" you get from some people about their region seems to have more to do with their pride than with the truth. I know a guy from Friuli who swears despite any proof to the contrary that wine making was first developed there.

6:36 AM  
Anonymous Dave said...

I wasn't sure what to expect until I had my first sip. The cava is not as dry as a typical French champagne (Yes , true champagne is FRENCH and ONLY French! - something I can't hold against them). The cool looking bottle definitely did the contents justice and yes we are keeping the bottle. I can't believe the price we paid after seeing the others Lea posted.

12:06 PM  

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