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Moscato and Barbera wine tour

Description

Highlights

  • Traditional “farmer’s lunch” paired with wine tasting in a Barbera winery;
  • Second wine-tasting of 4 premium wines in a Moscato winery;
  • Off-the-beaten track, high-quality boutique wineries near Asti.

 

How it works

  • You can add the driver in the checkout process;
  • If you prefer to drive your own car, we provide the address of each place;
  • You will be greeted by knowledgeable English-speaking hosts and, sometimes, by the owner in person.

 

Visit a selected wine cellar set in the countryside surrounding the town of Nizza Monferrato, south of Asti, where local Barbera grapes are aged in barrels with a technique similar to the one used in Barolo. This D.O.C.G. appellation, named “Nizza“, recently withdrawn the attention of wine critics. Enjoy a traditional farmer’s lunch with cold appetizers, salami, cheese and other traditional products, dessert, all paired with five DOC and DOCG wines.

In the early afternoon transfer on the hill of Cassinasco, a small village where the ruins of a former medieval watching tower are still standing.

 

Visit a second boutique winery and enjoy a tasting of local wines including the Moscato, served with focaccia, breadsticks and local cheese.

 

Lastly, explore the town centre of Nizza Monferrato for some free time and shopping in one of the historic food shops. Possibility for an extra wine tasting (not included) in the local wine shop.

 

 

Rate

  • 65 € per adult (from 18 y.o.);
  • 30 € for kids up to 17 y.o., accompanied by two adults;

 

The rate includes

  • Farmer’s lunch with cold appetizers, salami, cheese and other local specialties, paired with the wine tasting. More food is served with the second wine tasting in the second winery.
  • 2 wine tastings in 2 different wineries, of at least 4 wines each;
  • 22% VAT

 

The rate does not include

  • Transportation (you can add the driver in the checkout process);
  • Tour guide;
  • Any entrance fee, meal, additional tasting, transfer, tips, personal expense and anything else not mentioned above in the “the rate includes” field.

Wines

Three different wines are made from 100% Moscato grapes,:

Moscato d’Asti is a still wine (bright straw colour, characteristic nose, aromatic and sweet flavour is drunk with dessert);

Asti DOCG is the sparkling wine (fine and persistent foam, delicate nose, aromatic and well-balanced flavour);

Loazzolo DOC is a unique late-harvest wine made from naturally dried grapes aged for at least two years.

 

 

Private tour: YES

Participants: Max 7 (for larger groups please contact us)

Length: 8 hours

Kids and family friendly: YES (not alcoholic beverages will be served to anyone under the Italian drinking age of 18)

Accessibility: to be confirmed at time of booking

Physical activity: low

Meeting place: Asti or Nizza Monferrato or surrounding area;

Arrival place: Asti or Nizza Monferrato or surrounding area;

In case of rain: the tour runs

 

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