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.