Winemaking as Vocation

Exploring the Rich, Robust and Aromatic Wines of Langhe Wine Region

Langhe wine region - wine as a vocation

“Out of all the wine regions I could choose from, one is Piedmont, particularly the southern part, Langhe.

I love to mention it as my favourite region as it’s the one where I deeply feel in love with the wine, not just as a drink or a concept but as a vocation.”

 

Giovanni Rosso - Piedmont - Italy - Vineyard Tour - The Good Gourmet
Photo courtesy of Giovanni Rosso

It’s easier to choose a favourite wine region than to choose a favourite wine

Despite this being an easy question, compared to “What is your favourite wine?”, it’s still hard to choose just one region out of the entire worldwide production.

As a wine industry professional for more than a decade, I have had the opportunity to taste various types of wine. Among the things that impress me the most about wine is its elegance.

For me, a wine’s elegance comes from its balance, depth, and complexity. It’s fascinating how a wine can evoke such diverse sensations in a person, from the aroma, the taste, the texture, to the aftertaste. 

I find wines that have high acidity and a subtle fruitiness to be particularly appealing, rather than those that are full-bodied and explosive. 

For these reason, I love all the areas or producers that can offer a wine with these characteristics.

 

Wine tasting experiences

Pqlin - Roero - Langhe - Italy - vineyard tour - The Good Gourmet

Pqlin Winery

The PQlin winery is located in Castagnito, a small town in Roero separated from the Langhe hills by the Tanaro river. It is an area...

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Cascina Saria - wine tasting - Piemonte - Italy - The Good Gourmet

Cascina Saria

Our is a family business, founded in 1970 and specialist in the production of local wines of this area, such as: CHARMAT BRUT ” Sarì”...

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MauroSebaste - winery tour - Cuneo - Italy - The Good Gourmet

Mauro Sebaste

Our company was born from the strong passion of Mauro Sebaste, son of Sylla, a famous woman and a true Langa wine expert. After Sylla’s...

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Cadia Wines - Piedmont - Italy - Wine Tasting - The Good Gourmet

Cadia

A winery where you can breathe all the family’s passion. The hill “Cadia”, from which the company takes its name, is located on the ridge...

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Sara Vezza - Piemonte - Italy - Wine Tourism - The Good Gourmet

Sara Vezza

Our winery is located in Monforte d’Alba, in the heart of Barolo production. We cultivate the native varieties of the Barolo and Nebbiolo area in...

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Grimaldi Vini - Vineyard Tours - Alta Langa - Italy - The Good Gourmet

Grimaldi Luigino & C Snc

For four generations, the Grimaldi family have been tending the best vineyards in the Langhe and Roero, bottling the most prestigious appellations of the area:...

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Out of all the wine regions I could choose from, one is Piedmont, particularly the southern part, Langhe.

I love to mention it as my favourite region as it’s the one where I deeply feel in love with the wine, not just as a drink or a concept but as a vocation.

I know, it’s one of the most renowned wine regions in the world and it’s easy to say “My favourite wine is Barolo”, a superstar in this environment. But what makes the region so unique to me is the atmosphere. It’s a peaceful, harmonious, lovely place where silence and colour help you reconnect with nature.

The wine offer is wide and it’s not restricted to reds with big names like Barolo and Barbaresco (both made with Nebbiolo grape) or their “younger brothers ” like Barbera and Dolcetto.

The region is rich in native grape varieties and Arneis, Timorasso, Erbaluce, Gattinara, Ghemme are all to esteem.

Knowing them is also a great way to familiarise yourself with the region’s culinary style and find the best pairings between the traditional recipes and its wines.

Bear in mind that this region also produces sparkling wines, going from dry (like Alta Langa) to sweet (like Moscato D’Asti), perfect for accompanying food from the beginning to the end of the meal.

How can you not fall in love with all this diversity and quality?

Wine tasting experiences

Mario Costa - Roero - Vineyard Tour - The Good Gourmet

Mario Costa

We are a 4 generation family company, located in Canale (CN) in the heart of the famous “Roero” area and we own 20 hectars of...

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Giacomo Vico - Langhe - Vineyard Tour and Tasting - The Good Gourmet

Giacomo Vico Winery

The story of our winery begins in 1870 with the wedding of Francesco Vico and Maria Panera and the birth of their son Giacomo in...

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Diego Morra - Vineyard Tour - Langhe - Piedmont - Italy - The Good Gourmet

Diego Morra

Welcome! We are located in Verduno, a small village in the heart of the Langhe, and we are based in the middle of one of...

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Manzone Fratelli - Langhe - Piedmont - Italy - Wine tourism - The Good Gourmet

Manzone Fratelli

Azienda Agricola Manzone Fratelli was founded in 1843 by Francesco Manzone near Monforte d’Alba. Today, more than 150 years later, the estate is run by...

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Rapalino - Piedmont - Italy -Wine Tasting - The Good Gourmet

Rapalino

Rapalino Fratelli winery is located in Neviglie, east of the city of Alba and to the right of the Tanaro river, in the middle of...

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Aurelio Settimo - Piedmont - Winery - The Good Gourmet

Aurelio Settimo

Welcome at Aurelio Settimo’s cellar from Tiziana SETTIMO winemaker and owner. We are in Frazione Annunziata, a small hamlet under the Municipality of La Morra,...

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Choosing a favourite wine region may be easier than choosing a favourite wine but it’s still no small feat. Langhe is not only one of the most renowned regions in the world but it’s also a peaceful, beautiful, and harmonious place where nature prevails.

How can you not fall in love with all this diversity and quality?

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