Red Wine 2013
Grapes: Garnacha, Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon
In Catalonia's warm, Mediterranean climate, vines benefit from clay and limestone soils. The Garnacha is grown at higher elevations in Catalonia's Terra Alta terraces. Tempranillo grapes are dry farmed for optimal concentration in Alt Camp. The estate vineyard in the heart of the esteemed Penedés region yields the Cabernet Sauvignon. Grapes are hand harvested, fully de-stemmed and slightly crushed before fermentation in stainless steel tanks for 10 days with careful pumping over.
San Diego International Wine Competition2013 vintage
Ultimate Wine Challenge2013 vintage
Winegrowers will remember 2013 as a particularly arduous year because of the considerable work it required, from the beginning of the growing season through to the harvest. A very mild winter led to early vine growth and a warm spring accelerated the phenology of the vine. The budbreak and the flowering were far in advance of average (15 days earlier compared with 2012). Rainfall from May to the end of June required removal of secondary shoots and bunch thinning to maintain good aeration in the clusters. A cooler summer with fresh night-time temperatures and less extreme daytime heat extended the maturation period. The dates of peak maturity varied widely between parcels, requiring a long and meticulous harvest, not unlike a custom tailor tending to hundreds of finicky customers. In sum, excellent phenolic levels were achieved, mainly due to the long and regular maturation stage that took place in ideal conditions thanks to the cool nights and the warm but not suffocating daytime temperatures.
Deep garnet with hints of purple. Aromas of ripe red fruit are confirmed along with a hint of spice on the medium-bodied, well-balanced and delightfully supple palate.
Pair with tapas or grilled meats.
GRAPES: Garnacha, Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon
APPELLATION: D.O. Catalunya
ACIDITY: 3.64 g/l
points of distinction
- Rich, fruit-forward, approachable red at great value
- Each variety grown in best-suited terroir including Penedés and the Terra Alta terrasses
- All grapes hand harvested, fully de-stemmed and fermented in stainless steel
about the grape +
Cabernet Sauvignon is adaptable to various growing conditions, and is known for its low yield and late ripeness. It generally produces full-bodied wines with substantial acidity and tannins.
Tempranillo makes dark wines that are lush and seductive, with intense aromas and flavors of black cherry, raspberry and currant, with plum and tobacco notes. Lighter wines show complex red fruits.
Poema grows and sources its grapes in Catalonia’s Penedés, considered the finest growing region.