Tasting Tours based in Asti propose this Grand Barbaresco wine tour to discover three producers located in the 3 villages of the Barbaresco region where only 1,200 acres are planted (the area is much smaller than the Barolo district).
Made from the same nebbiolo grape which gives Barolo, Barbaresco is in a way the younger brother of Barolo. More elegant and aromatic, it is though very powerful and great over ageing.
While Barolo has been around for centuries, Barbaresco is only a few hundred years old and started to be popular in the world of wine thanks to Angelo Gaja who was able to start a revolution in the way wine was made in the Barbaresco zone.
The tour focuses on the different techniques used by the several wine-makers of the region: small and medium-big producers, modernists and traditionalists. Each one leads to a different wine and taste.
You will discover 3 different wineries chosen according to the selection carried out by Italian Gambero Rosso guidebook and important wine journalists, like Robert Parker (The World’s Greatest Wine Estates).
The three 3 wineries are located in the villages of Barbaresco, Neive and Treiso. Each visit will be followed by wine-tasting so that you may compare the different flavours and choose your favourite. Usually, visit to 2 wineries in the morning, 1 in the afternoon.
On the way from one winery to the other, we may stop to admire some interesting historic highlights, i.e. castles, towers, and the Regional Enoteca of Barbaresco located in the deconsecrated church of San Donato.
Return to hotel or different departure point.
TOUR LASTS 8 HOURS from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
TOUR AVAILABLE EVERY DAY. Limited availability of wineries on Saturdays and Sundays
INCLUDED: professional tour guide for max. 8 hours; visit of 3 wineries including wine-tasting fees.
NOT INCLUDED: transportation; lunch; extra wine-tasting (e.g. at the Regional Enoteca of Barbaresco).