The Piedmont region with its wine-growing areas in the Langhe is also a region of castles. Let yourself be carried away into one of these wonderful castles with their centuries-old history and their secrets. Margraves once lived in these castles. They owned the lands where the best wines were grown even then. For the owners, the fine wines made from the vines were a real gold mine.
Top wine is undisputedly the Barolo. It is made 100% from the strong red Nebbiolo grape. As a young wine, it is sold under the name Nebbiolo d’Alba or Barbaresco. The wine only becomes a Barolo when it has aged for at least 38 months. The growing areas of the Nebbiolo are very limited and are strictly controlled.
Not only is the wine special in Piedmont, but also the white truffle. In Piedmont, they grow abundantly under the fertile soil. Our Piedmont Wine Tour program includes a walk with an experienced “truffle hunter” who will introduce you to the secrets of the truffle hunt. A dish with white truffle and a Barolo is the highlight in the life of a gourmet. Pure slow food.
Italy is the world leader in the quality and quantity of truffles. Truffles are quite rare and difficult to find. A good truffle harvest can only be expected if the right environmental conditions prevail. Specially trained dogs are used to search for truffles. The truffle market takes place in Alba every autumn. At the auctions, dealers and top chefs are willing to pay enormous sums for the highest quality truffles from Piedmont.
On our Piedmont Wine Tour, you experience real Spumante on the “sparkling wine route” of Piedmont and enjoy real gourmet dishes. You visit a family business where you get to know the traditional cheese-making process. Afterward, you have the opportunity to taste the delicious cheese.