Profile of Segura Viudas, Penedes

Segura Viudas Winery, Penedes - Spain

Founded in the 1950's as a commercial winery, Segura Viudas actually dates back to the 11th century. Located on a lovely estate with modern facilities and the remnants of the area's diverse architectural styles: Visigoth, Romanesque and Gothic. There is a 13th century "masia", a stone Catalan villa. Winemaking in the area began in earnest with new experimentation and viticultural techniques at the end of the 19th century. Understanding of the region's indigenous varieties, copled with new techniques imported from france's Champagne region, sparked the big "Cava Boom" in the late 1800's. Segura Viudas is an excellent Cava house also making top class still white and red wines. The winery is owned by the Freixenet group, one of the leaders of "Wine Tourism" in Spain. Highly acclaimed wines include the intricately bottled Reserva Heredad Cava, the deliciously fresh Creu de Lavit still white and the faultlessly perfect aperitif non vintage Cava Rosado

Recent Awards

Segura Viudas Mas d' Arany 1998: Gold Medal, The International Wine & Spirit Competition, 2002, London
Segura Viudas Creu de Lavit 1999: Bronze Medal, Monterey Wine Competition 2001, Monterey, California


Wines Produced

Wines
Reserva Heredad Cava, Brut Vintage Gran Reserva, 67% Macabeo, 33% Parellada
Torre Galimany Cava, Brut Nature, Coupage of Xarello, Macabeo and Parellada
GMas d' Arany Still red wine, Reserva dominated by Tempranillo, 18 months in French and American oak
Creu de Lavit Still white wine, Cask fermented 100% Xarello, 6 months in new American oak, Alc. 13%
Lavit Brut Nature Cava, 60% Macabeo, 40% Parellada blend. Alc. 12%
Aria Brut Nature Cava, 60% Macabeo, 20% Xarello, 20% Parellada, NV
Brut Vintage Cava, 67% Macabeo, 33% Parellada, single vintage wine only in exceptional vintages, aged in bottle for 3 years
Brut Rosat Cava Rose NV, 60% Trepat, 20% Garnacha, 20% Monastrell
Brut Reserva Cava Reserva, 50% Macabeo, 35% Parellada, 15% Xarello
Extra Seco Cava, 60% Macabeo, 25% Parellada, 15% Xarello, Condsidered to be the archetype dry cava
Segura Viudas Cabernet Sauvignon Still red wine, Young varietal wine with three weeks of maceration
Via Heredad Tinto Still red wine, Crianza, 75% Tempranillo, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 9 months in new oak
Via Heredad Blanco Still white wine, 40% Xarello, 35% Parellada, 25% Macabeo, Alc. 11.5%


Winery Facts & Figures

D.O.: Penedes and Cava
Founded: 1950
Owner: Freixenet Group
Winemaker:Pedro Hellin, Gabriel Suberviola
Area under Vine: 50 ha
Oak: French and American
Age of Vines: 10-35 year old vines, Pruning method: "Corta", grapes are all hand selected
Grape Varietals: Xarel.lo, Parellada, Macabeo, Trepat, Monastrell, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo, Garnacha, Merlot)


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