Piedmont Wine and Truffle

 

 

Description

escoMain Grape Varieties

  • Arneis, Contese
  • Favorita, Moscato,
  • Barbaresco
  • Dolcetto
  • Nebbiolo 

Tour Piedmont

Discover Piedmont nestled in Italy’s northwestern foothills. So this tour is for lovers of food and wine, who enjoy discovering the very best that Piedmont has to offer.

Piedmont is renowned for its wines and white truffles. December is the season for the Truffle. The town of Alba is the home of this the most sort after Fungi. Sort after by top Chefs and Gourmands alike

Equally important are the wines of Piedmont. Barolo and Barbaresco produced locally. As Sangiovese Grape is to Tuscany, Nebbiolo is to Piedmont. Experience sampling local cuisine.

A must-do visit is the home of the slow food movement in the beautiful village of Bra, So finally be prepared for a food experience that is the ultimate culinary delight.

Highlightshome

  • White truffle hunt near Alba (in season)
  • Attend the Alba white truffle festival (in season)
  • Truffle tasting menu dinner
  • Cooking class of local dishes with wine pairing
  • Visit top Barbaresco and Barolo winery
  • Dinner at an original slow food restaurant
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 Suggested Itinerary 4 nights

Itineraries are handcrafted with extra care to create the right mix of food, wine, and culture for a memorable and unique experience. Here are some ideas and a sample itinerary.  Contact us to get started.

Day 1 – Alba

  • Transfer from Milan to Alba
  • Relax and enjoy a spa treatment and take some time to explore the city of Alba on your own
  • Overnight in Alba

Day 2 – Alba

  • Truffle hunt in the woods near Alba for white truffles with your expert guide. Your guide will take you through a guided analysis to characteristics, sight and smell
  • This afternoon you will enjoy a cooking lesson with an English-speaking chef. Learn to make new and traditional culinary Piemontese dishes and then dine on your efforts paired with local wines
  • Overnight in Alba

Day 3 – Barbaresco

  • Discover the village of Barbaresco and then visit a top winery in one of the three villages that are allowed to produce this wine.
  • Lunch at a local restaurant in Barbaresco
  • This afternoon, visit the most famous white truffle festival in the world in Alba
  • Dinner with White Truffle menu at an Alba restaurant
  • Overnight in Alba

Day 4 – Barolo

  • Visit a premium producer in Barolo and understand the difference of both modernist and traditionalist techniques
  • Enjoy 3 winery visits and tastings at wineries that are located in the Barolo villages with some of the most famous being La Morra, Monforte, Barolo, Serralunga and Castiglione Falletto.
  • Learn about the differences that the villages, vineyard position and soil have on these amazing wines.
  • Scenic sightseeing as you make your way through the region
  • Dinner in Bra at the original slow food restaurant, Osteria del Boccondivino
  • Overnight near Alba

Day 5 – Depart

  • Transfer to Milan airport

 

OPTIONS

  • In Piedmont, add a day dedicated to wine, cheese and chocolate
  • Discover the not so prominent wines of Roero DOCG and offers an elegant wine with warm and velvety flavors. Also try the Roero Arneis DOCG, a unique white wine from the region with wonderful floral notes.
  • Try the southern Monferrato area to learn about the wines of the area, like Barbera d’Asti, Spumante, and Moscato d’Asti. Even visit one of the underground cathedrals and famous historic wineries or take in a tasting at a grappa producer.
  • Add on beautiful Tuscany to try the Supertuscans, Chianti and Bolgheri wines. You might also enjoy a cooking class or some of the classic sights of the region.
  • Enjoy a day trip or stay in Turin. Discover both the royal history and enjoy gourmet tastings as you learn about artisanal chocolate production, local confections and vermouth.

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