Recently, however, a bottle of Segura Viudas Brut Rosé, which is made by Freixenet, came across our table and we were pleasantly surprised. This cava is softer than the typical, more astringent sparkling wines you might encounter. There are hints of sweetness in there, so if a dry sparkler is your style, this might not be the wine for you. Considering a bottle will set you back well under $10, it's definitely worth a try.
Although we aren't exactly cellaring cases of it to bring out as special treats for important guests, we think it's a fine bottle for summer celebrations, especially with finger foods like pâté and grilled shrimp.