Full Review

Poema

Poema
NV Dulce, Cava DO

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Cava

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 11.5%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$12
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Poema
NV Dulce, Cava DO

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Cava

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 11.5%
Straw green color. Aromas and flavors of green apple, hay, melon, and minerals with a satiny, crisp, effervescent, off-dry light-to-medium body and a medium-length finish with notes of subtle hints of baking spices and lychee with a suggestion of oak flavor. A lighthearted and somewhat off-dry Cava with fun and refreshing effervescence.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: green apple, hay, melon, and minerals
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of subtle hints of baking spices and lychee
Sweetness Sweetness: Off-Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Oven Fried Chicken, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A lighthearted and somewhat off-dry Cava with fun and refreshing effervescence.

The Producer or Importer or Other

Kobrand Corporation

The Producer or  Importer or  Other
1 Manhattanville Road 4th Floor
Purchase, NY 10577
USA
1 914-253-7700

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Cava

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Serve in a Champagne Flute
Cava is a term that refers to Spanish sparkling wine. The word means "cave" or "cellar"; while it is used for bubblies across the country, most examples come from Catalonia in the Penedes region in northeast Spain.

Cava is produced according to the classic method used in Champagne, although aging requirements are much shorter. While a few producers use Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, the most common varieties in Cava are Macabeo, Paralleda (white) and Monastrell (red). Cava can be made as a white or rosé; the latter category is produced with the addition of red wine.

Most examples of Cava are value-oriented, costing between $12 and $15 on US retail shelves. Several large producers have made greet strides in this market and their entry level wines are meant for immediate consumption, while their special cuvées can age for three years or longer. Use Cava for an aperitif or for a moderately priced sparkling wine to accompany lighter seafood or poultry.