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NV Segura Viudas Aria Brut

NV Segura Viudas Aria Brut

'This is a clean and lively Brut showing white flowers on the nose. It’s sprightly on the palate with good intensity of orchard fruit, finishing on a dry chalky note.'
International Wine Review

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DESCRIPTION
  • From the winemakers at Segura Viudas, Aria is a unique cava. Just like in Opera, where the aria allows the soloist to express his or her talent to the full, so too does this Aria express the grape’s personality fully. The Parellada and Macabeo grapes are grown in a location where they mature slowly over a long period, which is ideal for making a fruity cava such as Aria. Specific yeasts that ferment at lower temperatures are used to bring out the fine varietal aromas. These winemaking philosophies have allowed Segura Viudas to craft one of the most elegant and fruity cavas in their collection.

  • WINEMAKER'S NOTES

    Macabeo 60%, Parellada 20%, Xarello 20%

    The Parellada comes from Plà de Manlleu, grown on old vines, almost at the altitude limit for the grape. There it achieves optimum maturity, gently and slowly, giving low yields of wonderfully healthy grapes.

    The Macabeo beautifully balances the romantic Parellada. The Macabeo vineyards are selected from the finest in the middle Penedes, low yielding as a result of hard pruning. We look for concentration of aromas and a balance between sugar and acidity. As with all our creations, the grapes are entirely harvested by hand, and brought to the winery in 25kg capacity self-draining plastic boxes to avoid damaging the grapes, which might lead to oxidation and consequent loss of freshness.

    The grapes for Aria are pressed as soon as they reach the winery, using very gentle pressure, and we only use the first 50% of the juice extracted. This we call “The flower must”. The blend is created from 7 different base wines: 3 of Macabeo, 3 of Parellada and 1 of Xarello, the last of which contributes a light nuance of assertiveness, typical of the finest wines
    from this variety.

    The type of yeast strain we use for the first fermentation is fundamental. From our own collection of yeasts, the one we select for Aria is different to the rest, in that it can ferment at a temperature as low as 12°C, whilst concentrating the primary aromas of our flower must. After the secondary fermentation, the wine is kept for a minimum of 15 months on its lees,
    completely still, and in the dark, 20 metres below ground, at a natural and constant temperature of between 14 and 16°C. This ageing process increases the complexity of the wine without the freshness and finesse of the Macabeo and Parellada being lost.

    TASTING NOTES
    On one hand, the Macabeo delivers notes of freshness, body and traces of citrus: on the other the Parellada brings a subtlety and elegance of vine flowers, and a hint of aromatic herbs. The colour is straw yellow tending towards gold, and there is a fine, integrated mousse. The rich nose and elegant palate are enhanced by the long ageing period, which contributes notes of pastries and butter. Above all, there is a perfect balance between fruit, acidity and a refreshing finish.

  • REVIEWS

    'This is a clean and lively Brut showing white flowers on the nose. It’s sprightly on the palate with good intensity of orchard fruit, finishing on a dry chalky note.'
    International Wine Review

    'Mineral, lime and crisp apple aromas give it a precise, pure nose. And that same character exists on the palate and finish, where white peach, green banana and melon flavors are full and forward. Shows good concentration and quality.'
    Wine Enthusiast