This day long guided wine tour of Barolo and Barbaresco is being proposed by Tasting Tours of Asti. Meet your English-speaking guide in your hotel and depart for the Langhe area in the southern part of Piedmont, famous for white truffles and some of the most sought-after red wines in Italy, i.e. Barolo and Barbaresco.
First stop is the 13th century Grinzane Cavour castle which also hosts the Cavour Regional Enoteca and an ethnographic museum.
Next stop will be Barolo, the town where the “king of wines” was first produced in the XIX century. Visit of the historic cellars of a renowned Barolo producer, and learn the techniques employed in the production of this refined garnet red-coloured wine. Wine-tasting will follow the visit.
Short walk up to the Falletti di Barolo castle erected in the X century as a bastion against invasions, and later home the French Marquise Juliette Colbert, the lady who created Barolo wine. Possibility of visiting the brand-new Wi.Mu. (wine museum) inside the Falletti castle which also hosts the Regional Enoteca of Barolo.
The onto La Morra, one of the most scenic places of the Lower Langa. From the square you can see the beginning of a spectacular row of hills that seem to be chasing after each other.
Transfer to the town of Alba, once called the “One Hundred Towers Town”, famous for the International White Truffle Fair which occurs each year in October. Stroll through the historic centre, free time for some shopping along the Via Maestra.
In the afternoon, you will head to the Barbaresco area, north-east of Alba, and first stop in the village of Barbaresco with the imposing squared tower built in the late XI century to protect the village from foreign invaders, and the Regional Enoteca of Barbaresco located in the deconsecrated church of San Donato.
End the day by visiting a Barbaresco-producing winery in one of the three villages which are allowed to produce this wine, i.e. Barbaresco, Neive or Treiso. End of service.
Tour lasts 8 hours from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and is availableevery day
From February to August tour not available on Tuesdays (Grinzane castle closed). The activity will be replaced by the visit to the Bank of Wine in Pollenzo.
Included: professional tour guide for max. 8 hours; entrance tickets to Grinzane castle; visit of 2 wineries including wine-tasting fees.
Not included: transportation; lunch; extra wine-tasting (e.g. at the Regional Enotecas).