Whit its unmistakable perfume and intense, distinctivetaste, the white Alba truffle (Tuber magnatum pico), a natural product found in the woods on the hillsides and valley floors, embellishes the dining table and gives a touch of refinement to any meal. The towns in “Sei in Langa” association have always been a popular and generous, with the “trifolau” or truffle hunters.
The vineyards are perhaps the most characteristic and typical element of the spectacular hills in this area. The quality of the wine they produce is rightly celebrated all over the world. Although Barbaresco is the boast of local wine production, the other wines are equally remarkable. Reds include Nebbiolo d’Alba, Dolcetto d’Alba, Barbera d’Alba, while Moscato d’Asti and the Asti Spumante excel among the whites.
Depending on the time chosen, you will meet near the forest with our Trifolau
If you don’t have your own car you can require from your hotel in Langhe our private taxi service that will drive you in your truffle tour experience.
Your guide during the truffle hunting Barbaresco, will be a real Trifolao (truffle hunter), who along with his dog will walk you to discover the precious black and white truffle.
The lands of the Barbaresco famous for the homonymous wine produced, is rich in history (the famous medieval Tower of Barbaresco, from whose top you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the town of Barbaresco and the Langhe), wine culture, hazelnut groves and lands rich in truffles.
During your truffle hunting tour in Barbaresco you will be accompanied by a local “Trifolau” who will explain what truffles are and how they are found in the woods.
To complete your unique experience in the Langhe, our advice is to participate in a tasting of DOC and DOCG wines produced in the lands of Barbaresco.
We will leave at 9.00 am to reach the forest where the truffle hunt will take place.
Thanks to the instructions of your trifolau and the help of the truffle dog, you will enter the woods.
When hunting for truffles you need to be patient, as your dog should calmly sniff near the tree roots in search of the prized truffle.
I booked for me and my wife a customized tour of Barbaresco including 3 overnights in Asti, Alba,a one day tour to Barolo. Everything has been perfectly organized, and after that private transfer to Barbaresco, in Langhe Valley, where we started the hunting. Excellent organization ,easy communication and high quality services provided, friendly staff – highly recommended.