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LANGHE LANDS OF WINE: PART ONE

written by Dave Mitchell

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Piedmont is one of the regions that have amused people in their tours to Italy. It is located on the North-western part of Italy near the border of Italy and France. Piedmont is known for wine and activities relating to the vine plant. One of the places in this region that visitors and locals can visit is Langhe. Are you aware of this region of Piedmont? It is cool and awesome due to its strategic location; it is on top of a hilly terrain stretching on the south and east of a river. River Tanaro engulfs and mingles past province of Cuneo. The river serves as water catchment’s area and source of water for vine plants. The area is well known for wines, cheeses and white truffles.

Italians have several names that conjure well the conditions. The core traditional grape for central Piedmont is referred to Nebbiolo. This type is rare in the world. It makes people travel from all sorts of countries to visit Langhe and get the right grape they are told into the books and watch and hear on the media. Langhe in Italian language means visiting towns and castles lying on the slopes of a hilly area. For the case of this place, the region lies facing the Alps from the west and on the south side faces the sea. It has all that are essential for growth of Nebbiolo. For instance, Nebbia (fog and smog) is essential in the development of the plant. Mist covers the hill tops of Langhe. Therefore, mist is a key element of attraction for Langhe. First, it blends well for those who would like to plant the Nebbiolo. It is a visual deterrent giving a tourist time to view things under snow falls with pleasure. Many claim that it is interesting for one to spend in a misty place of a local hilly place eating nodules or serving each other with snacks. Fog also adds aesthetic value to the cities of Langhe which are Alba, Asti, BarbarescoBarolo, Monforte d’Alba, and La Morra. The six are essential for the region since they cater for all activities of visitors to the region. Besides Nebbiolo, there are other types of grapes grown in the region: Barbera and Dolcetto. They survive due to ample rainfall and the type of soil which is mainly clay and limestone.

There are several ways one may reach Langhe. It all depends on the distance one may cover to reach this hilly area. Another factor of control is the sloppy nature of the destination of visit. Just like other interesting areas such as Genoa and Verona, Langhe is accessed by use of basic means of movement. Use of motor vehicle is the common mode of transport besides use of train. It is important for one to note that connections will be vital for fulfilling the objectives of the trip. For a two-day trip just as brief as a short move from Turin, the main city of Langhe is simple and straight forward to get to any desired destination. One of the reasons is that there are less people in winemaking areas.

Langhe has several places to visit. Let’s look at some of crucial places one should not dare leaving out in the schedule of touring Western Europe as far as Italy is concerned. 

Wineries in Langhe

Most of the places are wineries. Tell any Italian and other related native resident about Langhe and you will get entertained as their eyes brighten up from the fact that they will first think of the natural sweet wines and delicacies present there. Barbaresco, Barolo, La Morra, Serralunga, Albino Rocca, Vajra, and Laspinetta among others are the main stakeholders in terms of wine production. 
They are placed among the first ones on the priority list. However, there are others which have other attractions.

Albino Rocca

One of the figures that have turned many back into touring is the Angelo Rocca. It is located at Barbaresco. One of the states that produce much wine has made him prestigious and appealing to many visitors and residents. The arrangement of the rows and columns in the farm form a unique pattern. The pattern is essential in increasing production and attracting tourists for revue generation.

Bartolo Mascarello

This was a wine making star that shone for decades in Italy. He caused intense competition among wineries in Barolo. He is termed to be above all the modern proprietors as he is the father of all the beginners of wineries in Barolo. His daughter Teresa currently owns real estate in Langhe. She still releases perfect wine characterized by much iconic wines packaged in relatively spacious wooden casks. Her services are so unique. One is allowed to get her number from the agents and online sites.

Vajra (GD)

GD Vajra is found in Verge a component of Barolo area in Langhe. Here exist two wine makers, Aldo and Milena, which are the most hospitable in the region that Italians have respected. One thing that characterizes the place is that the wine has finesse compositions and additives. It is made from natural yeast.

Fratelli Barale

Barolo has much to talk about in terms of wining and how to come up with various kinds of wine. Besides GD Vajra, one may tour Fratelli Barale. It is a good substitute of what one will miss to learn at Vajra. Is it a traditional winery that is well-balanced for human consumption? Yes it is. It is the easiest one to access. It is located in the central business district.

Poderi Einaudi

This is another winery owner at Barolo who is known to many buyers in Italy. It has what all others have. It forms a ground of competition in the town.

La Spinetta

Families and individuals make Langhe grow rich and richer daily. Another family is the Rivetti. It is among the Piedmont’s leading producers of wine. They own two winery plants for the same. Here we talk about Campe, Grinzane Cavour of Langhe. In addition, both Barolo and Barbaresco have upper hand in attracting visitors towards their wine. They have rhinos and lions, which are iconic Albrecht Durer in nature, on the labels of the wine. The animals mean much to those who understand the importance and characteristics of the animals used to market them.


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