Langhe and Roero

Langhe( and Roero)-  located in southern Piedmont – is a territory world renowned for its outstanding  food and wine specialties and a joy for the eye, that can float over rolling hills filled with vineyards and  pinpointed by medieval towers, noble castles and old hamlets that have kept their ancient flavor. The genuine welcoming attitude of locals make the whole experience a real treat. Up to date services and high scale accommodations are complementing tradition with a contemporary twist . Here you will find sleek architectural inventions serve the purpose of showcasing the old  tradition of wine making, proving that new generations of wine growers are interpreting their mission with a rooted  attachment to the land and yet are projected to the future.

The truest local soul lives along vine lines. Over time Langhe ( and Roero ) is become legendary  for its high-quality wines that list  DOCG wines (controlled and Guaranteed Designation of Origin*)  Barolo, Barbaresco, Dolcetto di Diano d’Alba, Dolcetto di Dogliani, Roero, Roero Arneis  along with various DOC wines ( Controlled Designation of Origin**). For your wine tasting experience you can choose among a list of well established wine banks (Regional Wine Shops) and wine producers  ranging  from highly sophisticated and  world renowned ones  to small family run private cellar . Regardless of what your pick will be (depending on you personal taste) the quality is guaranteed. You will be carried away by enchanting bouquets.

A place for gourmets and tourists alike Langhe(and Roero)  shows its outstanding  culinary tradition through quite a few Michelin-starred  restaurants and many old-style  trattorias that keep alive  flavors of days gone by. Be ready to taste tajarin (fresh handmade pasta),  agnolotti del plin (tiny handmade ravioli), white truffle based dishes (such as risotto) and  hazelnut pie, just to name a few . Langhe ( and Roero) woods are the place where grow truffles – underground fungi  with a unique  aroma. Their properties and mystery, have been fascinating people for  centuries. Alba white truffle (Tuber magnatum Pico)  is a real international brand and this land’s standard-bearer.

You can come and explore all year around, even in the winter time when vineyards are resting. But  if you want to be in the middle of the bustling activities of the vintage and truffle-hunting  seasons, then you want to come from September to the first week in November when the Alba International White Truffle Fair usually takes place. In October a donkey race takes place in Alba, another old tradition dating back from medieval times.