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Erbaluce is one of the native grape varieties of Piedmont, an Italian region that is particularly renowned for its high-quality wines. If you’re planning a trip to Piemonte any time soon, make sure to organize an Erbaluce wine tasting and discover this interesting variety with legendary origins.

During your visits to the wineries producing Erbaluce, you will learn that the first evidence of this variety date back to the 1600s. Its name is probably linked to the golden color of its grapes, almost shining when the sun enlightens them, even though some say the name comes from the romantic fairytale of Albaluce. Thanks to its versatility, Erbaluce can be used to produce different types of wine, from dry to sparkling, to passito wines, all included in its DOCG appellation Erbaluce di Caluso.

Which food to taste in Erbaluce?

While in the area of Caluso, not only you’ll be able to enjoy some unique Erbaluce tastings, you will also have the chance to indulge in the delicious Piedmontese cuisine. Make sure not to miss out on delicacies like vitello tonnato, bagna cauda, agnolotti, tajarin, bollito misto and panna cotta.

Which wines to taste in Erbaluce?

Your Erbaluce wine tastings will give you the opportunity to discover the many different nuances that this versatile variety can take. The sparkling versions of Erbaluce di Caluso are usually characterized by fresh and fruity notes, supported by strong acidity and a subtle minerality. Dry and still Erbaluce wines instead tend to be full-bodied with notes of crisp apples. Finally, Erbaluce di Caluso passito has some unique aromas of peach and almond.

Which is the best season to visit Erbaluce?

Visits to the wineries that produce Erbaluce can be organized during every season, however, the most popular season to visit this area is perhaps autumn, when Alba’s famous white truffle is in season and Piedmont’s typical hilly landscape is tinged in autumnal colors.

What things to do in Erbaluce?

If you are in the area of Caluso, we highly recommend organizing an Erbaluce wine tasting. While in the area, don’t miss out on visiting some of its highlights as well, like Turin and its many stunning churches and museums, Caluso’s Castellazzo, lake Candia and its natural park, Aglié’s castle, Venaria’s palace.

Which wineries to visit in Erbaluce?

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