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Thumbnail Winedering in Piedmont among grand Chefs and great wines
Diano d'Alba, Cuneo (Langhe, Monferrato, Roero)
4 Days
Participants: Minimum 2, Maximum 6
From €1,699.00
“Enjoy a special 4 days experience in the heart of one of the most enchanting wine destination in the world, Piedmont”
Thumbnail Piemonte & Tuscany Wine Holiday - 8 days & 7 nights
Somma Lombardo, Varese (Langhe, Chianti, Food Valley, Barolo)
8 Days
Participants: Minimum 1, Maximum Not Specified
From €3,972.56
“Visit iconic Italian destinations and immerse yourself in authentic experiences between Langhe, Florence, Chianti and Bologna”

More information on Barolo

When researching the destination for your next wine tasting, you should consider Barolo, probably one of the most characteristic villages in the Langhe area. Its history dates back to 1250, when the Falettis, a wealthy noble family, bought this area from the Municipality of Alba. In Barolo, you will be able to dive into the secular winemaking tradition that characterizes the Langhe area and visit some of Piedmont's historical wineries.

A visit to Piedmont wouldn't be complete without a wine tasting of Barolo DOCG. Barolo is known as the King of wines thanks to its high quality, but it is also known as the wine of the Kings, as its history has a tight link with the history of Italy's royal House of Savoy. Barolo DOCG is aged for a minimum of 38 months, of which 18 in oak barrels, and Barolo Riserva DOCG is aged for a minimum of 62 months, of which 18 in wood. Besides the municipality of Barolo, its territory includes Serralunga d'Alba, Castiglione Falletto and partly Monforte d'Alba, Novello, La Morra, Verduno, Grinzane Cavour, Diano d'Alba, Cherasco and Roddi.

Which food to taste in Barolo?

The full body and character of Barolo wines make them suitable for pairing with aged cheeses, meat and truffle, all ingredients that can be found in the area's traditional cuisine. Between a winery visit and a wine tasting, we recommend tasting some of Barolo's typical dishes, such as brasato al Barolo, risotto al Barolo, Vitello Tonnato, Agnolotti, Fassona meat, Tajarin with truffle.

Which wines to taste in Barolo?

During your wine tastings in Barolo, you will come across the most important native vine variety of Piedmont, Nebbiolo. Barolo wines are made using this single variety, praised for its organoleptic properties, aromatic complexity and longevity. Nebbiolo is also a complicated vine to grow, as it requires more space than other varieties and a continuous thinning and topping operation during the summer months.

Which is the best season to visit Barolo?

The most popular season to plan a trip, weekend, or even just a wine tasting in Barolo is autumn, when you can enjoy Piedmont's typical dishes with a glass of full-bodied Barolo and sit and admire the warm autumn colors of the landscape. This is also when the grapes are harvested and Alba's prestigious white truffle is in season.

What things to do in Barolo?

While in Barolo, don't limit yourself to discovering its winemaking traditions during the many wine tastings and winery visits you'll experience. Some of the area's highlights to visit include: the Wine Museum in Barolo's castle, Grinzane Cavour's castle, Barbaresco, Monforte d'Alba, La Morra.

Which wineries to visit in Barolo?

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Where to do wine tastings in Barolo?

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