Departure from Alba, capital of the White Truffle and back. A relatively short route, less than 10 kilometers but that we will stretch slightly to visit also two other countries, Treiso and Neive, of the small area of origin of Barbaresco Docg.
We are on the right bank of the Tanaro river, which flows at the foot of these hills. The territory is intensely “invaded” by viticulture: besides Nebbiolo, Muscat, Dolcetto and Barbera grapes are cultivated, which can be made with the denominations: Moscato d’Asti Docg, Dolcetto d’Alba Doc and Barbera d’Alba Doc.
We begin our journey by exiting Alba from Piazza Grassi for Viale Cherasca, crossing the bridge over the river of the same name and going up to Altavilla, a pleasant location on the first hilly outskirts. From the height of the rise it goes back down to the plain of the Rio Seno. We enter San Rocco Seno d’Elvio, a pretty hamlet of a few houses, partly falling within the area of the DOCG.
Here in the cellar of Drago farmstead, dated 1877, the oldest bottle so far found with the label Barbaresco is conserved.
We are now in the municipality of Treiso. The small square of the town is an extraordinary balcony on the hills of the Langhe and on the circle of the Alps.
A very different but equally suggestive vision is reached, with a short walk, the immense chasm of the Rocche dei Sette Fratelli, theater of legends still alive in the collective memory, and the effect of a phenomenon of erosion common to the marly high ground of the territory of the Roero and the Langhe.
Spectacular gullies also characterize the Barbaresco side overlooking the Tanaro river and, as if suspended in the void, appears the 11th century tower, symbol of the town, distant from Treiso just over 5 kilometers away.
Absolutely to visit, inside the former church of San Donato, is the Barbaresco Regional Enoteca, a showcase of over 250 labels from 130 local producers.
Another 5 kilometers and we arrive at Neive, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, has preserved its medieval layout, with winding cobblestone streets, the Clock Tower and elegant buildings.
In the cellars of the Palazzo Comunale, the Bottega dei Quattro Vini celebrates the country’s wine glories, namely Barbaresco, Barbera, Dolcetto, Moscato. But the “alcohol” merits of Neive also extend to other sectors: here the “grappaiolo” Romano Levi worked for decades and in the hamlet of Bricco a handicraft laboratory produces excellent high fermentation beers.
Enjoy transport to the truffle hunting area from the meeting point. Take part in a truffle hunt with two trained dogs. Return to the meeting point to taste truffle-based dishes and local wines.
Tour the vibrant local market and immerse yourself in a private cooking class in a local home with a certified home cook. Learn local recipes and taste everything you’ve made with wines included.
Experience an unforgettable and unique experience among the hills of Langhe. Admire the magnificent landscapes from the comfort of the bus and visit small, picturesque villages.
Enjoy a guided tour in the Langhe-Roero and Monferrato hills, featuring a Barolo wine tasting and visit to the Wine Museum in Barolo.
Participate in a private cooking class in a local home with a certified cook. Learn local recipes and taste everything you’ve made with wines included.
Enjoy a relaxing, private car service from your accomodation in Turin and take a day-tour through the UNESCO listed Langhe Region. Taste Barolo wines that are famously produced in the area, enjoy a spot of lunch and witness spectacular views
Float over the rolling hills and vineyards of the Langhe wine region on a 1-hour hot air balloon flight from Carru. Experience the magic of flying powered by the wind and fire. Rise to an altitude of 2,000 feet and float over the city of Turin.
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