Wine Tours The Sweet Life Langhe DVD Vision Films
Langhe is a small area in Piedmont and the wine and food capital of the region. When the French-Italian House of Savoy moved their capital to Turin in the 1500GÇÖs waves of royals built castles here, but the farmers cultivating these lands created their dishes. The cuisine is aristocratic and simple at the same time. Barolo and Barbaresco, only grown here are made from the Nebbiolo grape and are the most important wines of Piedmont and maybe Italy. 67 % of all Nebbiolo cultivated in the world is grown in Langhe NebbioloGÇÖs early varieties go back to the 13th century. We start in Alba, a medieval city and the black truffle capital of the world, and go on a truffle hunt. Then travel through designated Barbaresco towns like Neive and Barolo townships like Barolo and La Morra tasting wines and local specialties and basking in the history. The quirky Langhe spirit even produced a Museum of Corkscrews not to be missed. Avant-garde winemakers have built futuristic wineries in 17th century villages and have commissioned world-class artist like Saul Lewitt to decorate old churches in the vineyards. From Wineries and restaurants housed in medieval castles to restaurants with Michelin stars and boutiue hotels hidden in the vineyards Langhe is a gentle jolt to the senses and the intellect.