What are you doing for the Holidays? Usually, I go to my uncle’s house. We stay up on the 24th until midnight. Kids running around everywhere. An extraordinary amount of food and wine. At the strike of twelve, we hug and kiss everyone as we wish them a “Feliz Navidad.” Sparkling wine makes an entrance right about that time. This year, I will introduce my family to Aria Cava Estate Brut and Extra Dry straight from beautiful Spain.
Seguras Viudas Aria Estate Brut$12.99
Refreshing, light, and very dry. It tastes of ripe pineapples and honey. There are hints of apples and pears. I would pair this with scallops or rosemary chicken. Why not manchego and ham with this Spanish wine? For Christmas dinner, I would serve this during the first course because it can easily carry into a heartier second course.
Seguras Viudas Aria Estate Extra Dry$13.99
This wine is strong of pineapples, pears, and lemon. It is well-balanced in its dry and sweet qualities. It has a yummy, long lingering finish. If you are making something spicy or using strong flavors in your Christmas dishes, Seguras Viudas Aria Estate Extra Dry is a good option. Have you tried jalapeno cornbread? It would go great with this wine. What’s nice about this wine is the finish. It’s refreshing and clean.
Segura Viudas follows the cava traditions of over a 100 years ago. This is where modern winemaking and Spanish heritage blend to create these two wines. They are imported by Freixenet USA of Sonoma, California from Sant Sadurni d’Anoia, near Barcelona, Spain. Segura Viudas winery is a member of the Freixenet Group, one of the 10 largest wine companies in the world. iSalud!
Disclosure: I was given samples of Aria Estate Brut and Aria Estate Dry for editorial purposes.