Red Wine 2016
Grapes: 50 % Merlot, 50% 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 Competition2016 vintage
Winemaker Challenge International2016 vintage
Drought conditions throughout the year led to low yields across Catalunya. The small berries have resulted in very high intensity. The 2016 harvest resulted in high quality grapes, with low yields.
Aromas of ripe red fruit. The palate is well balanced, succulent and pleasing, with polished tannins and balanced finish.
Pair with tapas or grilled meats.
GRAPES: 50 % Merlot, 50% Cabernet Sauvignon
APPELLATION: D.O. Catalunya
ACIDITY: 4.5 g/l
points of distinction
- Rich, fruit-forward, approachable red at great value
- 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.