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.