Piedmont wine and food delight in Langhe and Roero
Piedmont wine and food delight in Langhe and Roero, from the elegant boulevards and Baroque architecture of Turin, to the majestic countryside crowned with castles, this northern Italian region, “at the foot of the mountains” (as Piedmont literally translates), captivates. The world-renowned Barolo and Barbaresco wines and the coveted truffles of Alba are but a few of the delicacies you learn about and savor on this weeklong adventure. In Piedmont, culinary traditions have evolved to match the beauty of the setting— rolling hills topped with medieval towns and fortifications, rivers rushing down valleys from the nearby Alps, and upland forests full of chestnut and hazelnut groves.
In this region, food is a sort of religion; indeed the Worldwide Slow Food Movement was born in the Piemontese town of Bra. Each course of a meal highlights a regional specialty… From seasonal risottos delicately flavored with wild herbs, to sumptuous veal accompanied by truffles, chestnuts, or luscious fruit— peaches, the Madernassa pear, and strawberries. And finally, the “dolce” or sweet is equally important, with native hazelnuts incorporated into a centuries-old chocolate-making tradition. Accompanying each dinner, naturally, are some of Italy’s best wines. Made from Nebbiolo grapes, rich Barolos and Barbarescos are the showpieces; still the delicate and inviting white Arneis holds its own. Your route follows ancient trails—through nature parks with snowcapped peaks as a backdrop, between hilltop wine towns, and along the medieval “Salt Route” connecting Italy and France, for an unforgettable immersion into a fascinating corner of Italy. Follow us on Facebook!
HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS HOLIDAY
- Famous vineyards of Barbera, Dolcetto, Barolo
- Piedmont Langhe sheep Cheese tasting
- Visit of the Bank of Wine
- Visit of wine cellars with wine tastings
- Wine tasting of Asti Spumante wine
- Famous Langhe cooking with risotto, truffle, hazelnuts
- Traditional fresh pasta: Fettuccine
- Wines and liqueurs: Valle D’Aosta Müller Thurgau, Valle d’Aosta Arnad-Montjovet, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Genepy
- Fontina Dop cheese, Boudin, Mocetta, Mecoulin