Switzerland and its rare and defining grapes

From: 10 May 2019 02:00 PM To: 10 May 2019 04:00 PM
Venue: IMW HQ, 6 Riverlight Quay, London SW11 8EA

This event will be hosted by IMW Supporter Swiss Wine and will showcase six of Switzerland's most rare and interesting grapes.

Those local hero grapes are Chasselas, Arvine and Räuschling for the whites and Humagne Rouge, Cornalin and Gamaret for the reds. They are all ancient grapes with the exception of Gamaret, an artificial cross of Gamay and Reichensteiner created in 1970 at the Agroscope Research Centre (Switzerland) to obtain a variety that was similar to Gamay, but more resistant and with a richer color.

All the varieties shown contribute to the identity of Swiss wines. Apart from Chasselas, which can be found in France as a table grape, the varieties are not grown in volume elsewhere.
Sommelier Michele Caimotto will present two wines for each grape on behalf of Swiss Wine. The wines shown in the tasting are all from the top 125 Swiss wineries.

Ticket prices (inclusive of VAT)
MW tickets - £20
MW student tickets - £25
General public tickets - £30

Capacity: 30 places available

Swiss Wine will also be hosting ‘Chasselas: a Swiss terroir revealer’ at the IMW in the morning.


Covid-19 Update

The 7th edition of the World’s Best Wine Lists awards will still continue. Anyone who already entered their list will be in the judging process which is not affected by the current Covid-19 crisis, and anyone still wishing to submit their wine list can do so till the end of April. The results will be published as usual by December 2020.