Travel - The Langhe: Verduno Barbaresco

Traveling is one of our great pleasures and we always look for new vines and cellars.

We left Verduno where we slept, had lunch and dinner.

Verduno is a town of 550 inhabitants and is it was built by the Cajssotti at the end of the first half of the eighteenth century on a design by Juvarra. During the nineteenth century it became the property of King Charles Albert of Savoy who, in addition to using it for holidays, set up a cellar for the production of Barolo, led by the famous winemaker Staglieno. 

For accommodation we stayed at the Bed & breakfast Locanda Dell 'Orso Bevitore: really nice and a sublime cuisine. The first night we were accompanied by a very good soul music duo.

For lunch we went to Casa Ciabotto which we liked and where we collected valuable tips on Verduno Pelaverga, a native vine that we loved very much.

We are the southern part of Piedmont, close to the Maritime Alps and the Ligurian Apennines, the Langhe is a large amphitheater of hills, crossed by the Tanaro, an irregular river that separates two territories and traces a clear geological division.

To the right of the river there is the Langa, the oldest land, to its left the Roero. Surrounding the southern and western border are the mountains that defend these hills with a Mediterranean climate.

On the right side of the Tanaro, we head towards the Barbaresco area which is located south-east of the city of Alba.

The area is small, three villages (Barbaresco, Neive and Treiso) and the hamlet of San Rocco Seno d’Elvio in the municipality of Alba.

The altitude is ideal for growing vines, between 150 and 450 meters above sea level, with the prevalence of the range between 250 and 400 meters for Nebbiolo.

A characteristic note are the mists, frequent on the west side of the area, where the influence of the Tanaro river is strongest.

If you think about it, the Italy of wine is divided into two: Nebbiolo in the north and Sangiovese in the south. There are different soils, the vineyards (one low and one high), the cultivation methods (guyot and cordon) and yet they are both flags of our made in Italy of red wine in the world.

The wineries we liked.







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