Barolo Barbaresco and Barbera
Discover the three Piedmontese “reds” that seduce wine lovers around the world : il Barolo, il Barbaresco, and “la Barbera” (so-called traditionally using the feminine article “la” because of its decisive, but elegant personality)
Arrival in the wine country
Arrival in Turin or Milan airport. Transfer by private car to Alba, in the heart of the Langhe. Accommodation in a small and stylish downtown location. Free time for rest and relaxation.
A Tribute to Women: A great chef, a skilled winemaker and “la Barbera”.
Trip to the Monferrato for a cooking lesson: a hands-on, three-hour lesson to discover the techniques and secrets of both traditional Piedmontese and home-style cooking. Lunch with the fruits of your labors. Following the meal, an encounter with a “donna del vino” (wine lady). Visit to her charming winery and wine tasting of Barbera d’Asti DOCG. Return to your accommodation in Alba.
Barolo: King of Wines
We explore the area of Barolo: a short walk through the old “concentric” center of Serralunga d’Alba. Wine tasting of Barolo Chinato (spiced digestive wine made from Nebbiolo grapes). Guided tour with wine tasting of Barolo and other celebrated “reds” at a selected winery in La Morra . Lunch in a typical restaurant.
Afternoon: Visit to the Grinzane Cavour Castle, an imposing XVI century castle (Enoteca, Museum and panoramic view over the Langhe) . Return to Alba . Free time to visit the medieval heart of the town. A great opportunity to do some high-quality enogastronomic shopping.
The elegant Barbaresco
Short transfer (5 minutes) to explore the small area where the Barbaresco DOCG is produced. Panoramic stop in the small village that gave its name to this prestigious wine. Guided tour and wine tasting of an excellent Barbaresco at a small family-run winery. Lunch at a top-level Agriturismo followed by a walk in the charming village of Neive. Return to accommodation in Alba.
Check-out from the accommodation in Alba. Transfer to Torino or Milano airport. Good-bye Piedmont / Italy .
In-Piemonte thanks you and wishes you a safe journey!
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