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After a five hour drive from our farmhouse in Le Marche we arrived – grande Piemonte, we’ve heard so much about you from the endless vines, truffles and risotto to infamous Alps looming above – it was all true except for the damn Alps – we were fogged in the entire 3 days, never even got a glimpse!

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We were invited to film the first of a series for Babarolo  – a boutique wine & specialty online shop, selling artisan goods of the area from wine to rice in Germany. This first short film will be about Spring in Piemonte highlighting two very special family run wineries; Ca del Baio and Paolo Avezza and the villages of Serralunga d’Alba, Babaresco, Barolo, Alba and more in the Langhe.

We stayed at the centrally located – L’Antico Asilo. Our quaint & tidy room led to a lovely secret garden of sorts…

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Winding through backroads cut through age old vineyards we explored all the area had to offer – stopping at little osteria’s, enoteca’s, handmade pasta shops, colorful butchers and sampling fresh baked bread sticks (when you see the chef pulling the trays out of the oven you stop and buy a big bag immediately!) I can’t recommend enough trying the carne cruda alla Piedmontese – that literally translates to ‘raw ground meat’ – think tartar. BUT trust me it when the meat is this fresh and just a little lemon, salt & olive oil..WOW! Especially with a full carafe of local red.

I was filming most of the time but did manage to grab a few good shots! Can’t wait to share with you the finished product…

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THE DETAILS:

DRINK:
Paolo Avezza Winery – Be sure to sip the spumante – it is hand turned twice a day to subtly move the sediment to the neck of the bottle in a local traditional style.
Regione Monforte, 35 – 14053 Canelli (AT)
Tel. e Fax: +39.0141.822296

Ca del Baio Winery – Beautiful Babaresco an stunning cellars!
Via Ferrere Sottano, 33 – 12050 – Treiso (CN) – Italy
Tel. e Fax: +39.0173.638219
cadelbaio@cadelbaio.com

SLEEP:
L’Antico Asilo  Via Mazzini 13, 12050 Serralunga d’Alba ITALY
nicolaas@anticoasilo.com
tel. +39 0173 613016
(100 Euro/night with breakfast included)

 

 

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