Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Poema Offers Duo Of Red And White Wines

Spanish winery Poema is well known for its sparkling Cava, but this small-production, quality-oriented producer also makes luscious, fruit-forward red and white blends.

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You Learn Something New…

If you are like me, the name Poema is very familiar. They make an outstanding Cava that is an outstanding value. I pick up a bottle whenever I have the chance.

What I hadn’t seen until now are other wines from Poema. They are new in the market and I was anxious to see what they were like.

White Blend With Spanish Twist

The Poema 2014 White is a blend of Macabeo and Muscat d’Alsace. Macabeo is the most widely grown white grape in northern Spain. Muscat d’Alsace is regarded to be the best of the Muscat grape family, which has been grown around the world for centuries.

This wine has bright flavors and is low in acidity. Poema White has notes of floral and citrus and a clean taste unclouded by oak.

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For the 2014 Poema Red, the winemaker puts together a unique combination. The blend is Cabernet Sauvignon, Garnacha and Tempranillo – a blend I don’t believe I’ve had before.

Poema Red is fruit-forward and an easy drinking wine. Like the Poema White, this wine is best enjoyed soon after its release.

The wine offers pleasing notes of red fruit with traces of spice. It is a light to medium-bodied wine with a tasty but short finish.

Poema, whose name means “poem” in Spanish, is a quality winemaker. Poema Red and White have a suggested retail price of just $11.99 each. At that price point you can buy them for a song and consider making them one of your every-day drinkers.

Full disclosure: We received these wines as a marketing sample.

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