This private day long visit to the southern Monferrato area in Piemonte with a local tour guide is designed to discover the typical wines of the territory such as Asti Spumante, Moscato d’Asti and Barbera d’Asti.
First up is a visit to a Barbera d’Asti producer. Traditionally, Barbera was for everyday drinking, but about thirty years ago Giacomo Bologna with his “Bricco dell’Uccellone” gave Barbera wine a chance to step out of Nebbiolo’s shadow.
Barbera makes dark wines that are low in tannins, thus French oak lends wine tannins of its own, giving this newer style of Barbera the balanced structure it needs to support the added richness.
A wine tasting will follow the visit and a possible visit of the medieval city of Asti or other village nearby.
Finally a transfer to Canelli, the homeland of Asti Spumante and Moscato d’Asti where you will visit one of the so-called “underground cathedrals, i.e. spumante refining cellars of famous historic wineries like Gancia, Contratto, Bosca, etc.). Wine-tasting will follow the visit.
TOUR LASTS 7 HOURS (approx. from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
TOUR AVAILABLE EVERY DAY - !!! Limited availability of wineries on Saturdays and Sundays
INCLUDED: professional tour guide for max. 7 hours; visit of 2 wineries including wine-tasting fees; cookies or nougat sampling. NOT INCLUDED: transportation; lunch; extras