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Poema

Poema
NV Extra Dry, Cava DO

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Cava

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 11.5%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$12
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Poema
NV Extra Dry, Cava DO

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Cava

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 11.5%
Straw color. Aromas of ripe pear, yellow apple, and crushed white stones with a silky, lively, finely carbonated, dryish light body and a smooth, medium-length fresh apricots, white pear, and fresh lime finish with fruit tannins and no oak flavor. Perfectly refreshing and complex; the ripe stone and citrus fruit palate is lifted by a lime zest finish.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: ripe pear, yellow apple, and crushed white stones
Taste Flavor: fresh apricots, white pear, and fresh lime
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Oven Fried Chicken, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Perfectly refreshing and complex; the ripe stone and citrus fruit palate is lifted by a lime zest finish.

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.