We may not be able to whisk our moms away for a lavish Mother’s Day retreat this year, but they still deserve to be honoured. Instead, why not transport Mom with a Spanish-themed Mother’s Day celebration – no travel necessary – centred around cava, Spain’s delightful premium fizz? Here’s how.
The starter: Segura Viudas Brut Rosé
With nourished vineyards that date back more than 800 years, Segura Viudas produces Spain’s signature high-quality cava thanks to the premium brand’s unbeatable expertise and respect for its roots. With a lovely pink hue, the intensely fruity Brut Rosé ($15.95) may have an elegant new bottle, but it’s still the same renowned sparkling rosé. Made mainly from Trepat – a black grape not commonly grown elsewhere but that the brand has pioneered – and flavour-enhancing Garnacha, the Brut Rosé carries notes of strawberry, redcurrant, cherry and grenadine.
Thanks to a subtle, just-right level of sweetness, the well-balanced rosé is the perfect starter wine. Serve alongside a crisp salad or a delicate grilled-tuna appetizer. Pro tip: Dine alfresco for the full Spanish effect.
The main course: Segura Viudas Brut Reserva
Continue the celebrations with an alluringly complex glass of Segura Viudas Brut Reserva ($15.95), another classic with a refreshed look. But make no mistake: You don’t have to be a sommelier to enjoy this cava, which is fruity and fresh thanks to the carefully handled grapes picked from the vine. Its aromatics of citrus and tropical fruits and flavour notes of juicy lime and pineapple make it a perfect match for a savoury seafood pasta dish – both are bright and fresh without overpowering each other. For an extra boost of flavour, drizzle some olive oil over the dish.
Best of all, Segura Viudas’ vineyards are accredited by the Wineries for Climate Protection Programme. The brand is committed to reducing its carbon footprint and crafting high-quality sustainable cavas, meaning you can be just as kind to the environment as you are to Mom this year.
For dessert: Mom’s choice
Now that you and Mom have noshed on delicious food and sampled two of Segura Viudas’ best offerings, let her have the final say. Ask her which cava was her fave and indulge in one more glass as a treat – you’ll find that they’re both just as enjoyable. And to score some bonus points, let her pick the night’s Netflix binge and spend some extra quality time with her.
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