Evening stories at Casa Vega
„A bottle of wine contains more philosophy than all the books in the world” – Louis Pasteur
Wine is the liquor whose secrets you must discover, because they can not easily be shared with you. Therefore, each one of us must go through an initiation in the secrets of wine, discover the story and pass it on. At the invitation of Holguer Guillermo Vega, we had the great pleasure of tasting a series of impressive wines on a beautiful summer evening at Casa Vega restaurant. I have to admit that it was the first time I’ve been here, but the ambience of this place right in the basement of the Romanian National Opera House Cluj-Napoca places you into another dimension and challenges you to discover your artistic side. The location is distinguished by a unique and interesting design, and those who cross the threshold of this place are also artists we have the opportunity to see on the stage. Not only is it a beautiful place with deep Spanish accents, with splendors that make us think of the fascinating Spain with its traditional dishes and exceptional wines, it also promotes here the wines from Spain, more precisely from the Rioja region.
The Rioja region is known for its exceptional wines due to the temperature that is conducive to growing specific grape varieties for the area. Wine production in this area is carefully controlled to maintain quality. The varieties consecrated in the Rioja area are Tempranillo or Garnacha, which of course is complemented by Viura.
The first wine tasted at Casa Vega was Mi Villa Blanco. With a light color and intense fruity aromas, the wine has a natural an balanced acidity with a light sweetness. Why is this wine special? The wine is obtained by a delicate pressing of grapes with a low temperature fermentation in stainless steel tanks. It is the perfect wine for an evening start with friends or family and is ideal even for an early autumn evening. When you taste wine, interesting discussions are always born that turn the evening into an unforgettable one.
The wine unleashes the tongue and causes the taste buds to feel every flavor.
The evening continued with an interesting rose wine: Perica Rosado, a blend of 60% Tempranillo, 20% Garnacha and 20% Viura. With a light color, even pale and with an orange iridescence, the wine brings you notes of acidic fruits and notes of citrus mixed subtly. The wine has a light touch with orange and peach flavors and is perfect for appetizers.
Every successful evening ends with intense red wine. Mi Villa Tinto is 85% Tempranillo and Garnacha tinta 15%. It is an intense red wine with a slight light color, with notes of strawberries and a balanced acidity. And also in this case we are talking about a fermentation under controlled temperature.
If you want to spend a beautiful evening with friends try Casa Vega. Periodical events and tasting events are organized here, evenings in which wine is at the forefront of the story. Behind every good wine there are harrowing hands that t keep alive a tradition of quality and well-established wines. Casa Vega Restaurant opens on September 6 with a special event, a wine tasting along with selected dishes.
Text and pics by Yleana Bocu