ARIA is a méthode champenoise sparkling wine from the Segura Viudas Estate in Sant Sadurní dAnoia, Spain and is styled after Segura Viudas' top-of-the- line cava, Reserva Heredad. Aria is a blend of only the first gentle pressings of the Macabeo, Parellada and Xarel-lo grapes. Macabeo provides a fine, honeyed aroma; Parellada lends subtle elegance; and the Xarel- lo provides the backbone of the cava and gives both body and good acidity.
ARIA Estate Brut is a dry, lively refreshment appropriate for any occasion. Its flavor is dominated by fresh pineapple, almonds, honey and straw, with hints of pears and fresh bread.
Cava began when Don Jose Raventos, traveling across Europe from Spain selling red and white wine stumbled upon a sparkling wine in the region of champagne. So fascinated by this drink, he returned to Spain and ready to attempt his own sparkler. Later importing Champagne equipment he produced the first Methode Champenoise sparkler in 1872. Using secondary fermentation like the French, Raventos had created Cava. After discussion with other winemakers in the region, it was agreed that Penedes was to become the Champagne of Spain, and the rest is history. In the present, Cava can be found brut nature to Sweet, or in rare cases a Cava rose. Note than any sparkling wine made by tank or bulk method is not a Cava.