Barbaresco is one of the most important red wines in the world.
It is also one of the smallest Italian DOCG. The combination of these two factors has produced a wonderful phenomenon: natural selection of an attentive audience, expert, enthusiast who comes on these hills as if in search of a promised land or perhaps a lost Eden.
The numbers confirm this Eden, if ever there was a need, which “small is beautiful, and well good!”
4 million bottles just with over 150 production cellars over an area of 650 hectares represent perhaps a folly in economics theorems but I am certainly a blessing for this land and for his audience. We are faced with a World of artisans chisel every year their products for a market that knows how to choose and rewards excellence. Excellence in the Langhe is reflected in the dazzling beauty of the landscape as the gloom of the cellars, where thousands of bottles waiting for the right time to be labeled and shipped all over the world as ambassadors of quality and perhaps.
Barbaresco Village Center
The Barbaresco tour time can be customized, firs experience will be at 08:00 Am
The Barbaresco Tower finally became public property in 1982 under Mayor Ardito. The town symbolically purchased the tower from its previous owners. Stupino and Giacosa of Neive, who also made a donation to begin the restorations. From a description by Architect Flacentino, who offered a free first assessment of the site in order to begin plans on the restorations, this is how the site looked in 1982, thirty-three years before the restored tower was finally given back to the community and the Italian state. it was hard to even get to the base, as the decades of brambles and weeds had created an Impossible tangle to cross. We then started to clean the front area, freeing it from the acacias and brambles. Then we reached the base of the Tower which, although overgrown with vines and weeds, retained an admirable appearance and a structure, which although made so many centuries ago, demonstrated perfect craftsmanship and top quality materials.
We climbed as best we could, exploiting holes and footings because there were no ladders • scaffolding, and we went inside. The light filtered In from the uncovered roof and the pit at the entrance was completely full of bi droppings. Old beams and ladders hung everywhere among the backlight of the windows, dust, feathers and birds, which were fluttering everywhere. The upper level was a pile of rubble. a sort of and covered by windblown dirt, bird droppings and pieces of the vault. (It’s still difficult to believe that the collapse did not destroy the vault below).
On this fertile soil a cherry tree had grown and year after year became taller, towering over the edge of the 7 to 8 m high walls, with Its foliage visible from all over the town. We are therefor, speaking of a 10-12 m plant and certainly a precious refuge to the same birds that enabled it to grow.
“The first efforts included the removal of the plant the rubble and guano”.
As soon as you arrive near the Barbaresco wood you will meet the Trifolau who will introduce you to his trained dog who will guide you during the hunt
Truffle hunting will start as soon as you have worn the boots that will be given to you. At that point you will begin the walk in the Langhe woods.
The truffle is a few centimeters deep in the ground. The dog will carefully sniff near the roots of trees and bushes and when he finds the exact spot, you can dig to extract the truffle.
The truffle hunt in Barbaresco will last two hours, during which you will be able to know everything there is to know about truffles.
One of the most exciting experiences in life! The desire to find truffles, the dog that smelled, digging with your hands in the ground to extract a wonderful truffle! Fantastic!