Saturday 10 July in the historic center of Alba
The Go Wine association promotes for the third consecutive year in Alba the "Festival of Native Wines of Piedmont", a tasting dedicated to the enhancement of the great heritage of native vines of the region.
An original event that tells many vines and wines in the glass, in the name of the theme of biodiversity and research.
An unmissable tasting for the characteristic of combining, in a single context, wines from over 35 different grape varieties! A sort of homage to Piedmont, a region that, in the Italian panorama, is among those with the most important number of native vines cultivated and represented with excellent results.
The event is scheduled in the historic center of the city; it is proposed on Saturday 10 July, with tastings beginning at 5.30 pm and ending at 11 pm.
The meeting will be held safely, by reservation and subject to the availability of standing places. A limited number, with the possibility of stopping and tasting all the wines.
An exclusive tasting, like a real show, a lounge in the historic center of Alba, a reserved and large outdoor area, to taste in peace .
The tasting will be divided into two rounds to allow a greater number of wine lovers to participate:
- a first shift from 17.30 to 20.15
- a second shift from 8.15 pm to 11.00 pm
The many vines represented all together tell of different corners of Piedmont, combining widely diffused varieties (such as Nebbiolo for example) with rare varieties, object of recovery over the last few years (such as Baratuciat, Bian Ver or Uvalino to indicate some...).
The panorama of wines to be tasted will consequently be important: of many vines, even more labels will be presented for tasting. The rarest vines, often linked to the research and enhancement of one or two wineries, will be gathered in wine bar counters.
Here is therefore (in strict alphabetical order) a first list of the grape varieties protagonists of this special Go Wine event:
Albarossa, Arneis, Baratuciat, Barbera, Bian Ver, Bonarda, Bussanello, Cari, Caricalasino, Cortese, Croatina, Dolcetto, Erbaluce, Favorita, Freisa, Partridge leg, Grignolino, Malvasia, Malvasia di Schierano, Malvasia moscata, Moscato, Nebbiolo, Nebbiolo di Dronero, Pelaverga, Rossese bianco, Ruchè, Timorasso, Uva rare, Uvalino, Vespolina.
Alongside the tastings there will be some exhibitors with the sale of typical local products.
"The event - say from the Go Wine association - is part of the initiatives that Go Wine has been carrying out for many years in Italy in favor of native vines: in particular" Autochthonous is born ... "is the title of a book published in 2008 and at the same time the brand of a series of events that Go Wine has been promoting for over ten years in Milan in January, and for eight years in Bologna, and then in the cities of Genoa and Turin.
The city of Alba is the site of the event and the reference is not accidental; for the role that Alba has in the world of wine, for the institutions present such as the Enological School and the University, as a reference for a vast territory of excellent wines
"We are very happy to host this event in Alba - declares Emanuele Bolla, Councilor for Tourism of the City of Alba. It is now a historic event on our calendar, it combines the concept of wine quality with the importance of enhancing native vines and goes from the perspective of sustainability issues that as a city we are pursuing as a strategic path for the growth of the territory ".
So let's meet in Alba on the afternoon of Saturday 10 July!
An extraordinary opportunity to get to know new and different products, to savor the charm of the typical products that sign the Piedmontese viticulture and that will converge, for a day, in the historic center of Alba.
Each visitor can make the tastings by reservation , by contacting the Go Wine office, with the possibility of choosing and comparing the wines offered for tasting.
The Festival of Autochthonous Wines of Piedmont takes place under the patronage of the City of Alba and with the support of the Cassa di Risparmio di Cuneo Foundation.