This tour mixes the urban elegance of Turin with stunning patchwork landscapes and delicious Italian food – and some of the best Barolos and Barbarescos. Turin is heavily reminiscent of Paris with its elegant tree-lined boulevards and chic cafés. However, Turin makes its own mark with its contemporary art and architecture, live-music scene and innovative food and wine culture, which are just waiting for you to discover.
You will taste a selection of wines from the different villages and Crus of the Langhe. We also sample wine from Piedmont’s lesser-known grapes: Dolcetto d’Alba (bitter-sweet fruit, earthy and quaffable) and also Barbera d’Alba (dark, fresh, lively and elegant though often more serious barrique aged as well). The whites are also enjoyable – Moscato d’Asti is frothy, aromatic and fun, whilst Roero Arneis packs a big aroma over an elegant wine. Over a series of lunches and dinners as guests of the wine estates, you will taste the whole panoply of these wines. The real mix of old and new makes this region interesting by its contrasts. Doumos and ancient churches as well as scenic villages offer something of interest to most visitors.
Piedmontese cuisine is widely regarded as the best in Italy, combining the influences of the Royal House of Savoy with outstanding local produce. The region’s cheeses are excellent and include Bra, Toma and Castelmagno. Another speciality is hazelnuts, and here they are often mixed with chocolate, for truly irresistible Gianduja.
- Meals - as per the itinerary
- Professional tour manager
- Wine Guide