Multi Day Barolo and Truffle Tour in Piedmont

Multi Day Barolo and Truffle Tour in Piedmont

A 3-day harvest-time tour featuring Barolo, Barbaresco and Piedmont’s famous white truffles

Tour type: Group , Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights

Product ID: 54543
Description

Experience the stunning region of Piedmont, taste its unique wines and hunt for truffles on this 3 day tour. 
Every weekend in October and November, truffle hunters, gourmands, and restaurateurs convene in Alba.
 
Itinerary
 
Day 1:
In the beautiful Langhe hills lie two tiny villages whose importance far outweighs their size: Barolo and Barbaresco, considered the king and queen of nebbiolo. Today spotlights both. 
 
Your tour will  start in Barbaresco with the Marchesi di Gresy, one of the most historic properties. Here you will be introduced to the grapes of Piedmont, then quickly dives deep into nebbiolo, that most site-sensitive of grapes. Comparing single-vineyard Barbarescos, you will see what a difference terroir makes.
 
Then it’s off to Barolo. First you will visit the Castle of Grinzane Cavour, learning about Barolo’s origins in the 1800s and the role played by castle-owner Count Camillo Benso Cavour (later Italy’s first Prime Minister).
 
Finally, it’s time to taste the wines at the boutique winery, Silvio Grasso. Here a family member will lead you through a tasting that offers comparisons of Barolo cru and vintages.
 
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Experience the stunning region of Piedmont, taste its unique wines and hunt for truffles on this 3 day tour. 
Every weekend in October and November, truffle hunters, gourmands, and restaurateurs convene in Alba.
 
Itinerary
 
Day 1:
In the beautiful Langhe hills lie two tiny villages whose importance far outweighs their size: Barolo and Barbaresco, considered the king and queen of nebbiolo. Today spotlights both. 
 
Your tour will  start in Barbaresco with the Marchesi di Gresy, one of the most historic properties. Here you will be introduced to the grapes of Piedmont, then quickly dives deep into nebbiolo, that most site-sensitive of grapes. Comparing single-vineyard Barbarescos, you will see what a difference terroir makes.
 
Then it’s off to Barolo. First you will visit the Castle of Grinzane Cavour, learning about Barolo’s origins in the 1800s and the role played by castle-owner Count Camillo Benso Cavour (later Italy’s first Prime Minister).
 
Finally, it’s time to taste the wines at the boutique winery, Silvio Grasso. Here a family member will lead you through a tasting that offers comparisons of Barolo cru and vintages.
 
You dinner this evening will be at the esteemed Barolo winery, Ceretto. Their wines are perfect pairings with such classic Piemontese dishes as agnolotti (meat-filled ravioli), guanciale (braised beef jowls), and bounet (chocolate-amaretti pudding).
 
DAY 2: 

This morning, you will head to Alba’s famous truffle market where truffle oil, truffle spreads, and whole tubers are for sale. There will also be time to roam Alba’s gourmet shops where you’ll find other local specialties including dried porcini, arborio rice flecked with truffles, hazelnuts and chocolate-hazelnut spreads.
 
Next head to the Alte Langhe (upper Langhe), where Piedmont’s mountain cheeses are produced. Our destination is an artisan cheese farm in Murazzano. The family works with micro-sized dairy farmers to create a variety of fresh cheeses from goat, sheep, and cow’s milk. Here you will have a tour and a delicious buffet lunch featuring their cheeses.
 
After lunch, it’s on to the village of Barolo. You will have time to wander its charming streets, stop by the Castle of Barolo, then visit its most famous winery, the Marchesi di Barolo. Here you will see the historic cellars where the Marchese Giulietta Colbert made the very first Barolo wine and enjoy a  tasting.
 
Dinner will be at a Slow Food restaurant.
 
DAY 3: 
Today you will have the opportunity to hunt for truffles! You will head into the hazelnut groves with a truffle hunter and his dog who will provide a demonstration of the dynamic that happens between hunter and hound—the signals, the training, the special rapport. After finding the buried treasures and giving the dog a final scratch behind the ears, you will visit Damilano which makes top-quality Barolo with an excellent price/quality ratio. Your tasting will include a side-by-side comparison of three top Barolo cru.
 
Afterwards, you will return to Alba for lunch and any last-minute shopping. From there, it’s a shuttle to the Asti train station which you will reach by 5 p.m.
 
Please note:  To include the weekend truffle market this tour needs to start on a Friday or a Saturday from October 11 2019 to the end of November 2019.

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About this activity
Tour Timings
9:00 AM Day 1 - 5:00 PM Day 3
Group size
2 - 6
Languages
English , Italian
The meeting point
Pick-up is at the Tortona train station or your accommodation in Alba

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Includes
  • 2 nights accommodations (double room) in a 4 star hotel with breakfast 
  • 2 gourmet dinners (three courses with wine)
  • 1 buffet lunch at an artisan cheese farm
  • All wine tastings mentioned
  • Admission to Alba's truffle fair
  • Admissiont to the Castle of Grinzane Cavour
  • Air travel
  • 1 dinner and most lunches
  • After-dinner drinks, or special wines at tastings that are not part of what is provided to the group

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Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be received in writing 60 days prior to the date of departure. You will receive a refund, less a $75/person cancellation fee. Between 59-45 days prior to the start date, you may apply 40% of the tour price towards a future trip departing within one year of the cancellation date. Cancellations made less than 45 days before the start of the trip will result in the loss of all monies received. No refunds will be made for a cancellation during the course of the tour, nor for unused portions of the trip. No exceptions to our cancellation policy are made, including weather or personal emergency. Therefore, we strongly recommend travel insurance. 

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Founded in 1999 by a native of Piedmont and an American wine journalist, our company offers tours in the key wine regions of Italy, from alpine Alto Adige to sunny Sicily. Each tour is designed to showcase a cross-section of wineries: modernists and traditionalists, new start-ups and historic estates, pioneering mavericks and keepers of the flame. Of equal importance is food! Our nightly wine dinners spotlight regional dishes and thoughtful wine pairings. On our tours you’ll enjoy private sit-down tastings, user-friendly wine education, Italian-style hospitality, and a deep dive into the wine culture of Italy.


Product ID: 54543

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