Segura Viudas Brut Rosé, NV

08042009This is a really tasty bottle of sparkling wine for the summer. It’s inexpensive, enjoyable, bubbly and fun.This Brut Rosé is made in the same méthode traditionelle used to make Champagne. That makes it a deal at less than $16. It has undergone a 2nd fermentation in the bottle for somewhere between 1 and 2 years.

It’s got a beautiful light cranberry colour in the glass with a steady stream of fine bubbles. On the nose it has strawberry, cherry, cranberry and a floral mineral thing going on. A fizzy sip comes with a mouthful of bright cherry, a bit of lemony citrus and a medium-long crisp flinty finish with a bit of a toasted edge.

In a word, it’s tasty… and is a very good deal. It’s better than you might think it would be. I’ll buy it sometime soon to sip on the patio.

*Note: I received this as an agent’s sample.

$15.99 in LDB stores here in BC.

3 1/2 stars

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