Why Piemonte, Tuscany’s Lovely Stepsister, Is the Perfect Wine Trip Right Now
At harvest time in northern Italy, layers of fog drift romantically over hillside vineyards of ripened nebbiolo grapes. Those from five tiny villages near Alba, the sleepy capital of the Langhe region of Piemonte, will go into the countrys greatest red wine, Barolo.
Right now, the crisp autumn air is accented with the odors of wood smoking, pungent, fermenting wine, and the fragrant, earthy-musky perfume of white truffles, sold at an annual marketplace in Alba during October and November.
What could be better than wine and truffles at the source? The combo constructs such regions, the home of the Slow Food movement, a gourmands paradise, especially during harvest season.
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