Who: Segura Viudas
What: Lavit Rosado Brut N/V
Where: Penedès, Catalonia, Spain
Why: A highly consistent and well-respected cava producer (Mega brand Freixenet’s top label), Segura Viudas’ pink bubbly will have you looking at the world through rosé-coloured glasses. Pale salmon in hue, this Trepat-Monastrell-Garnacha blend has fresh, minerally raspberry aromas and a palate of nuts, citrus, bright cherry and wild strawberry. Fruitier and creamier than their standard Brut Reserva.
How (much): $15.59 BCLS
When: Serve with tapas, Latin jazz and friends. Put out a platter of roasted nuts, olives, grilled fish, chorizo, fruited crisp breads and cheeses and you’ve got yourself a summer fiesta. Also perfect for weddings — rosé looks lovely in photos.
Winespeak of the Week: Trepat is a rarely seen black grape variety, used primarily for rosé cava and grown in the Tarragona and Penedès area of Catalonia, in northeast Spain. It generally makes a light-bodied sparkler with wild strawberry and raspberry aromas and flavours.