Last of the Summer Wine

Visit Abasto, where it’s always summer, and Victor Hugo (Certified Wine and Spirits Education Trust) presents:
A sparkling from the Andes, a Rosado and a Torrontés to the other side of the pond in Chablis, Albariño from Galicia plays no tricks. He’ll be sure not to forget the Greeks. Tickets are £20 (£10 redeemable against a bottle of wine)!

During the tasting on Friday, Victor will take us through different styles and types of wine. Starting with a top quality sparkling, we will move onto a pale Rosé, explaining the different details in the winemaking techniques while enjoying this super dry tipples!. From there we will line up 4 white wines from 4 totally different regions. A Torrontes (second biggest grape in Argentina after Malbec), a Chardonnay from the cool region of Chablis in Burgundy, an Albarino from Galician Rias-Baixas, to end up the night with another top wine, this time from Greece.

Victor Hugo has over ten years of experience working in the wine industry, from on-trade to retail and wholesale. He became a WSET Approved Program Provider and apart from wine educator he is, of course, a wine lover.

Book your space before tickets run out! Call us on 020 72625267 or email to nako@abasto.co.uk

List of proposed wines:

1. Bianchi Brut (Sparkling) 60% Chardonnay 40% Pinot Noir
San Rafael, Mendoza

Grapes for this sparkling are grown at 730-790 metres above sea level, producing a dry wine with an intense biscuit and fruit character on the nose. Made in the classical method, 12 months lees ageing adds extra complexity and richness on the palate.

2. Piedra Negra – Pinot Gris Rosé
Mendoza, Argentina

Pale steely pink color. Delicate, fruity, grassy aromas of gooseberries and cherry with a silky, tangy, dryish light-to-medium body and a polished, appealing, breezy citrus and minerals finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak. A very nice dry rosé.

3. Finca Las Nubes Torrontés
Cafayate Valley, Salta

A yellow wine with greenish tones. Fresh to the nose, very fruity and fragrant, reminiscent of the Torrontés grape from which it originates. Notes of citrus, flowers, and white peach. Structured on the palate, fresh, round and balanced, with a long and harmonious finish.

4. Pazo Señorans Albariño
Rias Baixas, Spain

Palid straw yellow with greenish glints. Medium-high intensity. The balance of acidity assigns a structure of great volume to the wine improves its traces until the retro nasal.

5. Domaine Vincent Dump Chablís
Burgundy, France

All the elegance of the chardonnay grapes stemming from fifty years old vines on this exceptionnal land. Flinty minerality, creamy fruit and softness, a classic Chablis with all his elegance.

6. Santorinni Assyrtiko
Santorini, Greece

Celebrated winemaker Giannis Tselepos makes a super elegant and complex Assyrtiko from 50 years old vines. All grapes are family grown on the unique volcanic ash and pumice soil of Santorini. Elegant bouquet with honeysuckle, the palate offers high acidity and minerality.