Tasting Tours of Asti will help you discover close up the wine and truffles of Asti and Monferrato in Piemonte where the hills produce the third great jewel of the local wine-making scenario, Barbera d'Asti, and the unique black and white truffles (black truffles from February to September, white truffles from mid September to early January).
The guided visit also includes white and black truffle hunting with dogs and a visit to a Barbera.
Meet your tour guide and reach the truffle hunter’s house near Asti, completely surrounded by vineyards and woods. You will enjoy a unique experience that is worth to remember and get to know everything about truffles: local traditions, growth environment, overview of truffle varieties and characteristics.
A guided tour with the “trifulao” (truffle hunter) and his dog will follow in the natural truffle grounds, so that you may experience a real “truffle picking” along a scenic trail.
To finish with... truffle tasting! A fresh truffle (black truffles from February to September, white truffles from mid September to early January only) will be shaved on a local cheese and enjoyed with some salami and wine.
You will then depart for the city of Asti which still preserves a pleasant medieval atmosphere. In its historic centre there is an artistic patrimony of rare beauty: medieval towers, gothic churches, baroque buildings and old squares. Tour on foot of the historic city centre followed by some time free for shopping along the main street and in the weekly market (Wednesdays and Saturdays). Lunch at leisure in a restaurant or café of the city centre.
In the afternoon, you will visit a Barbera d’Asti producer. Barbera, a fine violet red-coloured and highly acidic wine, is being considered the third great “B” of Piedmont after Barolo and Barbaresco.
TOUR LASTS 8 HOURS from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
TOUR AVAILABLE EVERY DAY
Comfortable shoes (e.g. sneakers) are advised. Truffle hunt is subject to weather conditions.
INCLUDED: professional tour guide for max. 8 hours; truffle hunt + truffle tasting (black or white depending on the season); visit of 1 winery including wine-tasting fees.
NOT INCLUDED: transportation; lunch; extras.