Today began with a visit to the cellars of Rocche dei Manzoni d’Alba – known for their Barolo. A guide took us through this vineyard’s wine making process while touring the cellars. The visit concluded with a tasting of a Valentino Brut spumante and a Barolo. We then went to lunch in the city of Monforte d’Alba. The restaurant Osteria dei Carari was opened just for our group and they provided a delicious menu:
Thin sliced veal with shaved parmigiano
“Plin” Ravioli stuffed with meat and vegetables
A cardoon gratin with melted cheese
Semifreddo with crumbled biscotti and caramel
After lunch, we made a stop at the city of Alba for a guided tour. We visited landmarks of its very long history from its Roman ruins to a modern-day art exhibit in a re-purposed church.