How much did the Wine Curmudgeon like this Segura Viudas? I went back to the store and bought a second bottle the next day.
This is classic cheap wine, as well as pretty good bubbly in its own right. It’s $10 and well made, balanced, bone dry and fruity, with an almost pinot noir berry-like flavor. Which is a neat trick, since it doesn’t have any pinot in it.
Segura Viudas is best known for its more expensive sparkler, the bottle with the pewter fittings (which is even more dry than this). It’s part of the Freixenet cava empire (cava being the term for Spanish sparkling wine), and I don’t know that I’ve had a Freixenet bubbly that didn’t have something to recommend it. Serve this on its own for holiday toasts or with seafood (lobster rolls would be terrific) or roast chicken.