The Alba Truffle Show has now opened and through November 26th, there will be plenty of opportunities for visitors to pair truffle dishes with the Piedmont region’s finest sparkling wines. Alta Langa has been selected as the Official Sparkling Wine of the Alba Truffle Show for this 87th edition of the event.
There will be many different events during the six week event, offering visitors the chance to explore all the nuances of the pairing between Alta Langa and white truffle, celebrating the strong link between the flavors and tradition and the excellent products that are produced.
Alta Langa was present at the official opening of the show last week at the Teatro Sociale Busca di Alba and at the gala dinner held at the Fondazione Ferrero. During the show, a space was dedicated to tasting Alta Langa in the Grande Enoteca and an Alta Langa corner was set up in the Sala Beppe Fenoglio, Cortile della Maddalena.
There will be cooking demonstrations by a host of acclaimed chefs, including Pasquale Laera, Luca Zecchin, Andrea Berton, Andrea Larossa, Michelangelo Mammoliti, Eugenio Boer, Cristina Bowerman, Stefano Paganini, Federico Gallo, Marco Giacosa, Marco Stabile, Ugo Alciati, Giampiero Vento, Luigi Taglienti, Mariuccia Roggero, Damiano Nigro, Davide Palluda, Christian Milone, Flavio Costa, Massimiliano Musso, Walter Ferretto, Francesco Oberto, Andrea Ribaldone, Davide Oldani, Massimo Camia, Marc Lanteri and Andrea Larossa. And there will be an Alta Langa Lounge in the Salotto dei Gusti e dei Profumi (piazza Risorgimento).
The wine that has been selected for the Alba Truffle Show, Alta Langa Docg is a very high quality dry sparkling wine from Piedmont. Born in a beautiful winegrowing area in the high hills between the provinces of Cuneo, Alessandria and Asti, the wine has a very long history. It was the first metodo classico sparkling wine to be made in Italy, back in the mid-18th century. The Alta Langa Consortium is a small organization of 85 members, all of whom are active and involved in the development of the wine, an appellation and a terroir. All of the members are united by a single aim – to create a wine which takes six years to be ready for sale, meaning that it absolutely has to be carefully crafted. This long wait demands patience, but for all of those who enjoy the crisp sparkling wine, it is well worth the wait.