Overview of the Wine
The Segura Viudas Estate, La Heredad, in Sant Sadurni dates back to the 11th century, in the middle of the Reconquista period. The estate was an inhabited watchtower, and in the 13th century, the tower was converted into a Masía, a country house in Catalonia. From the Mas d’Aranyo to the church of San Salvador de Lavit, La Heredad has borne witness to many families and much of its history can today be seen in the walls of the estate. At the end of the 19th century, the various indigenous grape varieties flourishing in the vineyards surrounding the estate were noted for their winemaking potential beginning a new chapter.
Crafting exceptional Cava is incomplete without an understanding and appreciation of the biodiversity of the Heredad. With this driving purpose, Segura Viudas is committed to studying and sustaining the rich and diverse ecosystem that has developed over centuries around our Estate. Today, we strive to promote and share this knowledge within our community. Bird watching during winter, flowers surrounding the vineyards in the spring, medicinal uses of wild vegetation are all nurtured experiences we share with our visitors.
D.O. Penedès is considered one of the most important centers of Mediterranean wine culture. This area has a history of being known as one of Spain's best-producing wine regions. The region lies between the coastal hills and the narrow plains of the Mediterranean coast, where the influence of the sea creates a mild, warm climate that is ideal for vineyards.
Segura Viudas has a deep respect for the regional terroir which includes various ancestral vineyards and indigenous vines. Grapes from indigenous white varieties, Xarel•lo, Macabeo and Parellada, are used to create our Cavas. The meticulous selection of the vineyards and their grapes provide the perfect balance and personality for Segura Viudas Cavas.
Grape / Blend
67% Macabeo, 33% Parellada
Winemaker's Tasting Notes
Straw yellow in color, with a small, fine, plentiful mousse. The opening aromas are of the ageing on lees, slightly smoky, with touches of biscuit or bread, which are followed by hints of honey, fruit and flower petals. The palate is excellent, fruity, full of flavor and elegant, giving the drinker a delightful sense of abundance.
Reserva Heredad defines elegance with its beautiful bottle. It is a perfect companion to truffle oil drizzled pastas, white fish, sole or monkfish à la meunière, traditional Mediterranean casseroles, cooked or cured hams and soft white cheeses such as brie or camembert. It also pairs perfectly with meat dishes, such as fillet of venison slow braised in a shallot sauce.
94 Points - Tasting Panel
This winery’s equivalent of a tête de cuvée was three years in the making: It’s a refreshing and elegant blend of 67% Macabeo and 33% Parellada made from nine different wines, each of which was vinified in separate tanks and spent 30 months on the lees. Aromas of brioche and lemon verbena intertwined with brine, tarragon, and honeysuckle keep you enthralled before the first sip. Persistent bubbles pave the way for a parade of florals and light, airy flavors touched with smoke. Minerality ensues on the mid-palate, where it’s joined by notes of bread dough, lemon, lime chiffon, and vanilla.
92 Points - Wine & Spirits
A selection of macabeo and parellada grown at estate vineyards in the Alt Penedès, Reserva Heredad is a complex and heady Cava that delivers on its richness without sweetness. Its potent depth of flavor has a smoky minerality and fresh apple-skin notes. This is full and meaty enough to serve with roast chicken or albóndigas de ternera (veal meatballs).
GOLD MEDAL WINNER
90 Points - San Francisco International Wine Competition, 2019
Product size: Magnum