Langhe and Roero regions encapsulate unique gastronomic delights, often only whispered as secrets to gourmets around the world. Here Nebbiolo reigns, with its noble sons – the Barolo and Barbaresco – protected by castles, towers and fortified villages that take us back to medieval times of struggles and splendours.
Nowhere in the world a wine is produced that can match a good Barolo or Barbaresco. The nebbiolo is the unique and capricious grape that makes this miracle happen in the softly rolling slopes of the Langhe area. These two wines, especially in the last recent years, are considered internationally among the most important wines in the world.
Barolo Chinato is produced from Barolo, which is infused with different spices and herbs, especially China Calissaia barks. Barolo Chinato is mostly served at the end of a meal and it is excellent paired with chocolate. Not very popular abroad, a journey in Piedmont is a good chance to taste it!
Please, we kindly ask you not to order a Prosecco in Piedmont!
Despite they are not very famous, we can ensure you that you can taste a lot of local bubbles: Alta Langa is one of this, a classic sparkling method wine produced all over the Langhe area and made by Pinot Noir and Chardonnay
The most important world event dedicated to truffles takes place every year in Alba: the International White Truffle Fair. An event that attracts thousands of visitors and, through gastronomy, art, culture, and celebrates the unique relationship between the truffle and the chosen land.
“You’ll have really lived the Langhe if you can repeat in a perfect Piedmontese “Dui purun bagna’n l’t l’oli” (two peppers soaked in oil). Strictly after the first glass of Barbera.”
“Village after village, with your glass in hand, look for the most hidden panoramic points … the Verduno terrace, the Castiglione Falletto viewpoint, and I know that is very mainstream but looking for one of Bangle’s giant benches is always funny and nice :-)”
“After trying the unmissable wines and the white truffle, let yourself be tempted by some unexpected products: grappas and hazelnuts will surprise you!”
“After visiting the famous villages where Barolo and Barbaresco are produced, take a few hours to discover the less known area of the Alta Langa where woods, meadows and wheat fields fill a wild and colorful landscape.”