Emilia Delizia and wine tours around Asti, Alba and the Langhe region in Italy. We organise escorted or self drive holidays in Piedmont. We will be happy to organises tours and vacation for small groups to larger parties. Our activities include wineries visit, full accommodation packages and gourmet experiences.
Wine Styles of Langhe Piedmont Area in Italy.
Langhe is a hilly region located around the Piedmont town in the north east of Italy easily reachable from Turin. Langhe region is also very famous for its unique viticulture and some of the best wines in Italy. The winemakers here are so innovative that the area became synonym of of superior quality. Some even match Tuscany’s ‘Super Tuscans’ wines. Some of them are: Barolo, Barbaresco, Barbera, Dolcetto, Nebbiolo and Moscato d'Asti. The three most famous ones are: Barolo, Barbaresco and Barbera. Barolo: It is considered to be one among the rarest and finest red wines in Langhe Piedmont area and is made up of Nebbiolo grape. This wine is a must have for all the wine lovers as it is one of the wines that was designated with DOCG status. The soil of the area is clayey in nature and the hills have perfect slope considered to be excellent for the production of outstanding wines. Barolo has the fragrance of rose and after aging it adopts a deep red tinge. In the past aging process used to take at least 10 years before it could be brought out for drinking but these days the makers have reduced the time to 3 years. This is the reason why the wine has acquired fruitier taste liked by wine lovers. Barolo is considered best when taken with preparation of beef stews, truffle dishes, roasted pheasant etc. Do not miss this wine when you are on a wine testing tour to Langhe Piedmont. Barbaresco: It is also made from Nebbiolo grapes and often stands as a comparison to Barolo wine. Originally these wines were quite similar but due to the modern method of productions have now different structures. Previously Barbaresco was not very popular because the market was in favour of sweeter and fruitier wines and already Barolo had gained considerable market. But later on Barbaresco was fermented in a way to make more structured and drier and then became more popular with a more educated audience. The soil of Barbaresco zone is calcareous. The color of Barbaresco wines are light and the aroma is outstanding. The major advantage with Barbaresco wines are that it softens quicker after fermentation and that is the reason it gets ready soon to drink. It goes best with food with strong flavour, generally meat dishes, pasta dishes with ragu sauces and local aged cheese. Barbaresco wine has to be tasted by every wine lover while visiting this region. Barbera: It is a wine that is very popular in the Langhe region and often drunk as a everyda, but you should not underestimate it. The wine it is famous for its dark color and high acidity with a medium to strong body, but it might vary considerably from producer to producer. When in the initial stage the wine might have blackberry hints and a fruity structure. Barbera region is rich in clay soil and the vines grow on the soft hills of the Langhe. The plant are well adapted to the well distinct 4 seasons. The climate of the region boosts the growth in production of this grape which an Italian native variety and one of the most planted. Barbera wines are best with roasted meat dishes, lasagne, tagliatelle and even pizza. Thus, Barbera automatically gets added in your itinerary once you visit Langhe Piedmont area for wine tasting.
How to get there.
As far as reaching Langhe in Piedmont from other main locations in Italy goes, it is easily accessible by train from Turin to Alba or Asti, and certainly well served by the autostrada. You can aslo take a chauffeur driven car and travel from Turin to reach Langhe in approximately 1 hour. Some of the places to visit while on a trip to Langhe Piedmont are: Alba, Bra, Asti Monferrato and Roero and one can also get a picturesque view of glacier laden mountains of Alps. Apart from amazing hotels and restaurants, the market of Alba, Asti and Cuneo are worth watching. White truffle is a delicacy you can’t afford to miss when you are in this region. What are you waiting for? Go pack your bags and make your journey to Langhe Piedmont a pleasurable experience.
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The group (and me) was VERY satisfied. We really enjoyed the Parmegiano Regiano which was interesting and we got to buy some delicate and cheap cheese, the same with the balsamico. The Ferrari driving was off course an experience for life. The Winery lunch felt very genuine and the people there was really welcoming and nice people. The genuine feeling there was however the big plus for us.
Paolo was excellent as our guide. He also felt very genuine. He did not talk just for the sake of talking, but when he had something to say he did it in a respectful and nice way. Everyone in the group really liked him.
I wanted to let you know what a great day we had this past Friday on our tour with Jacamo. (Probably not spelling it right) He was very nice and explained everything to us. It sure gives you a new appreciation when you are slicing cheese. 🙂 Our tour ended with him taking us to the vineyard for a tour and lunch and there, Paolo, the owner could not have been more nicer. It was a perfect ending.
Please let Jacamo know what a great job he did and how much we really appreciated it and his knowledge
The website is well structured and we received a prompt answer to all questions. Gabriele supported us with all information we needed and the organization before the trip was excellent.
We had an air conditioned van, which was very relaxing through the whole tour. The first stop was the parmigiano production, which was very impressive and interesting. We could learn and especially see all the different steps and even taste the various aged parmigiano. The second step was the balsamic vinegar tasting. Finally the meat part was interesting in the museum but we hoped that we also could see more about the production and their work, but the tasting was delicious. In overall we had a very informative and well accommodated half day with our guide
It was great experience! We visited Parmesan cheese production, Balsamic vinegar farm, Ham museum and Farmer's lunch. Our guide gave us a detailed explanation, we were very satisfied. An excellent tour for a reasonable price, highly recommended.
Nous sommes une famille de cinq et nous avons adoré notre expérience. Les trois endroits étaient choisis judicieusement. Notre guide était très généreuse et super gentille. Nous recommandons ce tour ( parmesan, vinaigre balsamique et jambon de parme).
My family felt our first trip to Italy must include a tour of a Parmesan Cheese Factory so when I stumbled on this website several months ago I had no idea what I treasure I found! From the moment I submitted a request for the tour, my experience with Emilia Delizia was first rate. Gabriele provided excellent customer service by patiently answering all my questions to guide me through the selection and reservation of our Foodie Delight Tour. Paolo, our driver, was prompt, cordial and knowledgeable about the processes we were observing and the area in general conveying loads of information with his well-developed English speaking skills. Our stop in Modena fell on a Saturday so we were quite fortunate to end up with a private tour which allowed us to have a nice, personal interaction with the people at each site. Everyone was friendly, generous with the tastings and we never felt rushed to move along to the next location. Now that we have returned to the states, my family agrees this tour was a highlight of our 10 day trip. I was really looking forward to this excursion and am glad to report it exceeded my expectations.
Unbelievable!!! Totally recommend the full hour to anyone and was more than I expected.
I also want to recognize Alex Pignone who accompanied me,He was very professional and extremely knowledgeable and made me feel like I have known Him forever and where two friends out for a cruise.
Thank You for allowing me to get one more item off my bucket list.
Today was a great day. Everything worked perfectly and we had a great time! We can't wait for tomorrow for my second day with you.
The tour was great - Paulo was very helpful
The timing of the stops were well planned, we had sufficient time for each of the sites and Paulo gave a good background throughout the tour (history, layout of factories, how vinegar was made etc)
Many thanks for the arrangement
The pickup and transfer was very good, the driver was friendly and informative, a great day all round.