Grand Torino! - Wine & Food of Piedmont, Italy
The foggy hills of Piedmont shroud some of Italy’s best-kept secrets: land of butter over olive oil, incomparably rich risottos and every braised meat imaginable. Not coincidentally, Slow Food’s birthplace is also arguably Italy's best wine region (shh, don't tell Tuscany!).
Taste an array of local whites, reds and sparklers, leading up to (what else?) a famously expensive and long-lived Barolo. Did someone say truffles?
It’s always surprising how much fun a Piedmont wine tour can be and how Piemontese food improves the wine in nearly every case. Nine wines and five food courses with two favorites from the trademark local red grape:
- The Nebbiolo grape labeled as such from Vietti ‘Perbaco’ (Caratello Weine, 23.50 chf) with Seared Duck Breast on Chestnut Polenta was the rustic pairing favorite.
- Wow! We went all out for a top-of-the-line Nebbiolo comparison with Aldo Conterno’s legendary ‘Bussia Colonello’ Barolo (Caratello Weine, 98.00 whopping chf). Not a dry eye (or unhappy nose) in the house, every sip was a treat!