We’re in a lucky region! Where the land, the climate and the wisdom of our grandparents combined with new knowledge, produces different and increasingly interesting grapes.
In my tours, it happens more and more often that customers are attracted by great wines: Barolo and Barbaresco are by far the best known. And then they are amazed and enchanted by the “younger brothers”.
How would you like to do an exploratory tour, discovering other wines of the territory? In alphabetical order so that no one is wrong!
Arneis and Favorita
The whites of Roero: Arneis and Favorita
Historical castles, hazelnut groves, vineyards and numerous orchards, alternating with the Rocche and the wooded hills: Il Roero. Arneis and Favorita are the two most common white grape varieties in the area from which Roero Arneis and Langhe Favorita are produced. Both are dry and have elegant aromas of white flowers and fruit with white and yellow flesh. Through guided tastings you can understand the long history, which began in the 15th century, that links the two varieties, arneis and favored, to the territory of Roero. A truly unique territorial cuisine that will help you to enhance the flavor of these two wonderful whites.
La Barbera d’Asti and Nizza Monferrato
Monferrato is recognized as the historical production area of Barbera d’Asti and Nizza Monferrato is its capital of choice. A green sea of gentle hills will take you to discover small family-run wineries. An interesting stop will be in the medieval town of Nizza Monferrato. You will find wineries that at the beginning of the 20th century made the history of Barbera d’Asti. Tasting the various Barbera you will appreciate its unique characteristics. A wine of marked acidity, which improves and refines with time. A wine of great versatility, which is combined with the cuisine of the place where the typicality of Asti meets the influence of Liguria.
The Alto Monferrato, harsh and intriguing, is waiting for you to taste the Gavi.
Gavi, a medieval village, a small jewel of Alto Monferrato. You will find it almost hidden between the Apennines and the sea. Its geographical position, a land where cultures and flavours have come together, gives Gavi minerals, freshness and elegant scents of white flowers, honey and citrus fruits. Wine made from Cortese grapes. I can create a path between historic wineries, rooted in the territory and countries whose architecture has been influenced by nearby Liguria. You will taste the wines of the area combined with dishes that combine the flavors of Genoese cuisine and local ingredients.
The Moscato d’Asti and the Sorì to discover
First of all a journey through time between the pages of famous Italian writers such as Beppe Fenoglio and Cesare Pavese. Authors who have lived and chosen to write about these lands. We are on the right of the Tanaro river, in an area straddling the provinces of Asti, Alessandria and Cuneo. It is an area of steep hilly slopes that make you think of the effort of cultivation that translates into the sweetness of Moscato d’Asti. Aromatic and fresh wine, the wine of the festival. You will be able to taste the white moscato, with which Moscato d’Asti is produced, in various sweet and dry expressions. The cuisine made of typical ingredients will guide you to the discovery of the many combinations with Moscato d’Asti. It would be possible to combine a visit to a mill that produces fine flours and that respects the ancient traditions of milling.
A small selection of wines that will allow you to get some ideas for a tour of Piedmontese wines! If you are interested, contact me, you can build your own path!