Macabeo Xarelo-lo Parellada Penedès España Spain
The Segura Viudas wineworks at Penedes date back to the 11th century. An ancient watchtower of diverse architectural styles, Gothic, Visigothic and Romanesque, it was converted circa 13th century into a stately manor for the purpose of managing local agriculture and viticulture. At the end of the 19th century, the region became self aware of it's potential and applied Methode champenoise to the local grape varieties. Aria Brut Nature is a mature wine with heady mousse, beguilling aromas and satisfyingly, cleansing finish.
From it's earliest days, the remarkable appeal of Segura Viudas drove an unprecedented demand that exhausted the limited production of the ancient tower at Penedes. Today, Aria Brut Nature is enjoyed everywhere around the globe. An assemblage of Macabeo, Xarelo-lo and Parellada grapes, inoculated to unique strains of yeast which have developed at the Segura Viudas cellars over the centuries. A controlled fermentation at low temperatures, remaining in contact with yeast sediments and musts, enhancing the complexity and infusing the wine with vivacious characters. Segura Viudas has been treated to an extended maturation, between two and three years within it's own bottle. Alcohol 11.5%
Straw yellow in colour, greenish hints, a good mousse and fine, persistent bubbles. Aromas of lemon and rind, citrus and pith, dried florals. The bouquet offers handsome aged characters, mustyness and toast, macadamia and dates. A hint of sweetness to the palate, crisp green apple flavours, compotes and grapefruit, nuances of quince and of fig, a mouthfeel of sorbet. Finishes long, crisp and food friendly.