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Fiesta with Cava Fest @ La Bodega Tapas Y Vinos

Fiesta with Cava Fest @ La Bodega Tapas Y Vinos
07 Aug
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La Bodega Lounge

18-1, Jalan Telawi Dua
Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel : 603-2287 3808
FB : La Bodega Tapas Y Vinos

Business Hours :
Mon – Sun

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Recently, I attended the official launch of Cava Fest with a Bubbly Brunch that held at La Bodega Lounge Bangsar. The Bubbly Brunch included the 7 types of Cava free-flowing alongside an elegant canapés buffet menu and a live pianist to add the perfect ambience to a lovely Sunday brunch.

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Spain is well known in the wine industry for producing some of the world’s finest wines. Popular for its sparkling wines, Spanish wineries use the method champenoise, champagne method, to produce some of the most exquisite Cavas.

In 1872, Josep Raventos from the Codorniu Winery created the first 3,000 bottles of Cava following traditional methods making it the first brand of Cava (at that time called Champagne Codorniu) ever introduced in the market.

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La Bodega was excited to introduce 7 exclusive Cavas to Kuala Lumpur through this unique Cava Fest that available at all La Bodega outlets from 22nd June until August. In celebration of this 2-month long fiesta, various promotions and Cava appreciation packages were offered to customers, including the signature Cava cocktails, Discovery Tray, grilled salmon pairing and promotional prices on bottle orders.

Explore 7 different types of Cava at a promotional price of RM190++

1. Bodega Muga Conde de Haro Cava, NV

The first impression in the glass is of practically no oxidation with bright yellow-green hues. The foam is dense and persistent, providing an inkling of its structure in the mouth. Looking at the centre of the glass we can see a uniform line of microscopic bubbles rising to the surface.

The nose is dominated by tangy fruit and floral aroma. In the background, fermentative notes of honey, vanilla and liqueur can be traced from the wine’s transformation in the bottle.

Honeyed yet fresh in the mouth, thanks to its significant acidity. The combination of fruit, acidity and fine lees results in a surprising sensation of fullness that invites one to continue tasting it. The fruity notes return in the aftertaste, with predominant spices that, for several seconds, leave a very pleasant memory.

The Cava is excellent for drinking straight away. In addition, the characteristics of the grapes provide it with great ageing potential.

2. Noche y Dia Cava Yellow Label Brut Nature

Noche y Dia Brut Nature is pale and bright in color. It has a pleasant aroma, powerful and fruity characteristic of the second fermentation in the bottle. It tastes mellow and round on the first impression, and gives a long, pleasant, lingering and warm feeling to the palate in overall.

3. Anna de Codorníu Blanc de Blancs

Anna’s vivacity, freshness and fruitiness are enriched with over 12 months of cellaring in our cellars, making it the perfect accompaniment for our cuisine.

Over 12 months in contact with the lees of the yeasts inside the bottle during its cellaring as well as the perfect blend of the Chardonnay, Xarel-lo, Macabeo and Parellada varietals give Blanc de Blancs its unique body and versatility.

Uncork it and its vivacity and freshness will delight you. It has a fine persistent mousse that unfolds citrus notes and nuances of tropical fruit intermingled with complex aromas from aging and brioche. A creamy, broad and lingering mouthfeel. Its variety makes it a very culinary cava that is ideal for serving with a meal from start to finish; first courses, stir fried vegetables, fish, seafood, grilled meats, desserts and etc, the most versatile glass.

4. Miguel Torres, Santa Digna, Estelado Sparkling Rose 2011

In 2010, Miguel Torres Chile enologist Fernando Almeda and his team took charge of the project choosing to use the traditional method and the same process of in bottle second fermentation used in the elaboration of Champagne to work with the raw materials.

In this manner a unique sparkling wine was born, 100% Chilean and obtained from 100 years old grapevines, a reward for the land and its people.

A dream come true, the new sparkling wine from the Torres family, Santa Digna Estelado.

Color : Pale rose color with fine and persistent bubbles.

Nose : In the aroma, notes of fruit (red fruits and citric) predominate.

Palate : On the palate, fresh, lively and genuine, characteristic of the ancestral varietal Pais.

5. Raventos i Blanc ‘de Nit’ Cava Rosado

The Raventos i Blanc estate, 90 hectares of woodland and vineyards in Sant Sadurni d’Anoia, has belonged to the Raventos family since 1497, and been passed on intact from generation to generation up to the present day.

In 1872, Josep Raventos Fatjo made the first sparkling wine second fermentation in the bottle wine grapes from our estate. Since then, every generation has dedicated itself to vine growing and to make fine sparkling wines. A unique new project was conceived to give meaning to this estate, this unrepeatable terroir – Raventos i Blanc. When Josep Maria Raventos i Blanc and his son Manuel Raventos decided to found this winery at the centre of their historic estate in 1984, their dream of creating a premier global brand became an obsession.

There can be no doubt that it was the fruit of a great passion.

Color : Attractive cherry red color with fine and persistent bubbles.

Nose : Good intensity with clean aromas of ripe fruit.

Palate : Fresh, fruity, pleasant, with good structure and medium intensity.

Food Matches : This sparkling wine is perfect as an aperitif as well as an accompaniment for salads, rice, seafood and light fish dishes.

6. Villa Conchi Cava Brut Seleccion

With the aim of paying homage to Conchi, a woman who loved French sparkling wines, the Cava is a tribute to women around the world.

A careful selection of vineyards in the heart of Catalunya, protected by the mountain of Montserrat, has been the main focus for the production of Villa Conchi. Cava aims to present a fresher style from Mediterranean climate – the altitude of the plots has the crucial advantage of cooler temperatures during the night which help us obtain grapes with a pleasant acidity. Plus, using the Chardonnay variety in the blend will bring more fruity and elegant notes.

Villa Conchi is full of pleasures and emotions to share in good company. It is certainly the best way to start enjoying the fine “Tapas culture”.

Color : Brilliant green and gold color, elegant with fine bubbles.

Nose : Good intensity with fruit aromas and toasted nuances.

Palate : Fresh, warm, pleasant and round, with a long finish.

Food Matches : This sparkling wine is perfect as an aperitif as well as an accompaniment for salads, rice and light fish dishes.

7. Villa Conchi Cava Brut Rose

Color : Attractive cherry red color with fine and persistent bubbles.

Nose : Good intensity with clean aromas of ripe fruit.

Palate : Fresh, fruity, pleasant, with good structure and medium intensity.

Food Matches : This sparkling wine is perfect as an aperitif as well as an accompaniment for salads, rice and light fish dishes.

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Indulge in the 5 signature Cava cocktails at RM30++ per glass!

1. Blood Moon : Watermelon Liqueur, Apple Sour, Cava, Lemon Peel, Apple Slice

2. Supernova : Raspberry Vodka, Peach Liqueur, Apple Syrup, Cava, Ginger Ale, Strawberry, Lemon Slice, Kiwi Slice

3. Starlight Surprise : Star Anise, Galliano, Gran Marnier, Angostura Bitter, Cava

4. Strawberry Eclipse : Triple Sec, Skyy Citrus, Ginger Ale, Pineapple Juice, Cava, Fresh Strawberry, Grenadine Syrup

5. Cava Sunrise : Passion fruit Puree, Strawberry Puree, Strawberry, Cava

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Discovery Tray

Experience the 7 kinds of Cava in tasting portions with our Discovery Tray, and find your favorites.

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Grilled Salmon Pairing

Pair 2 glasses of any Cava of your choice with a delectable grilled salmon platter that served with toasted Panini with fresh dill and butter at the price of RM68++.

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Cava for Your Birthday Celebrations!

If it’s your birthday month this June to August 2014, dine-in at any of our La Bodega outlets and get a bottle of Bodega Muga Conde de Haro Cava on the house!

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Cava Bubbly Hi-Tea at La Bodega Lounge

Spend a lovely Sunday afternoon from 2 p.m. till 5 p.m. at La Bodega Lounge (Telawi 2) enjoying the finer things in life with all 7 types of Cava free flowing alongside a beautiful Hi-Tea Carousel consisting of an array of sweet treats and a pairing of Grilled Salmon with Panini Toast.

Priced at RM220++, the Hi-Tea Carousel includes an assortment of macarons, illy crema, chocolate brownies, mini lemon tarts, and a pairing of Grilled Salmon and panini toast with fresh dill and butter. Want to enjoy the cava on its own? Indulge in a sampling of all 7 types of Cava on free flow at RM180++.

Mini Lemon Tart

Crème Catalana (Spanish crème brulee)

Pollo ‘Yakitori’ Picante con Allioli (Yakitori chicken skewers with garlic mayonnaise) and Tosta de Escalibada (Flat Bread with Anchovies and Pimientos)

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