Barolo, Barbaresco and White Truffle: a journey among the Piedmontese highlights
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.
Typical food and specialties
- White Truffle
- Carne Cruda
- Fresh past: Plin
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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 global event dedicated to truffles takes place every year in Alba: the International Fair of the White Truffle. An event that attracts thousands of visitors and, through gastronomy, art, culture, and celebrates the unique relationship between the truffle and its chosen land.
The food and wine capital of the Langhe is Alba. By now this Roman city is internationally renowned also for its cultural and artistic activities. Alba is the city of Nutella.
The Castle once belonged to Count Camillo Benso of Cavour, one of the architects of the Unification of Italy. He lived here from 1832 to 1849, when he was Mayor of the village of Grinzane. Interesting discoveries in the field of viticulture are also attributable to him. His furniture, manuscripts and mayoral tricolour sash are preserved in the Castle.
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Alessandro dice: “After having visited the famous villages where Barolo and Barbaresco are produced, take some hours to discover the less known area of Alta Langa where woods, lawns and corn fields fill a wild and coloured landscape"