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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I visited the Food Tours with my wife, we were looking forward to this some time ago and I can state that this tour bring to us very interesting time and experience in spite of the fact that we departed from Milano by morning train at 5,50 am. Our guide was young man and we enjoyed all morning together talking not only about the parmazan, balsamic and parma ham. I really appreciate it. He was very communicate, his driving was safety, very polite. Parmazan farm - amazing, balsamic farm -
My boyfriend and I thoroughly enjoyed the Foodies Tour, which included stops at producers of cheese, balsamic vinegar and cured meat. Paolo was an amazing tour guide – he's extremely knowledgeable, kind and a great communicator. We learned so much! It was really nice to be in a smaller group and most of the producers we visited were small so we were able to get a close up view of the processes. We'd highly recommend Emilia Delizia as this tour was truly authentic and a highlight of our trip!
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The tour of the Parmesan Reggiano cheese dairy, Balsamic Vinegar farm, the Parma ham and lunch at the organic vineyard was thoroughly enjoyed by our family of 4. Paolo was a gracious and knowledgeable host for the day and provided us with insights to the production of the cheese and balsamic vinegar which was enhanced due to his chemistry background. We would thoroughly recommend this tour to those interested in the specialities produced in the Modena region.
We had a wonderful tour, best part about visiting the Modena region!
The tour was perfect. I think Paolo would be a splendid ambassador for Italy in the EU. He knows how excellent Italian food and eating together can solve many major problems, and can stop aggressive behavior. Not the hunt for more money, but the well being of family and friends counts. Paolo shows us the products of ages of civilization and he did this like an artist. So after the tour we really love Italia more and we'll come back. We will call you Paolo, Thanks!
Following two tours with your guides this week I would like to express my thanks for some wonderful experiences.
Monday we did the tour of cheese making, balsamic and Salami which was very good and the guide Paolo was very knowledgeable.
The truffle hunt tour today was absolutely amazing, the guide Stefano is pure gold and the tour was built with much thought. Our best experience so far, by far.
Looking forward to more tours and fun next time we are in Italy.
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.