L'Atelier di Pierflavio Gallina
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... of the two) and one with ham and mushrooms. Yum.
Oh, the wine. We both have recently discovered Barolo and Barbera d'Asti/ Barbera d'Alba wines, and we were not disappointed. It was so good, and so inexpensive compared to what we can get at home. Through tasting at a local wine bar, we also found we liked Dolcetto wines. And I even got to try some bubbles local to the area.
We decided to go tartufo hunting with Marco and his two truffle dogs . Rocco ,a white lab, and a puppy, Dora a poodleX, who was in training !! We just loved it. Traipsing through the oak forest, picking red and white cherries straight off trees and watching the dogs do their "job" tails wagging.
It was black truffle season. "We" dug up 3 truffles. Well Rocco, Dora and Marco did !! 2 fairly big ones, worth quite a ...
... us to the history of their winery and the different types of machinery used which are now displayed in the old cellars beneath the house which are used today as the family's private cellar. He then gave us a taste of five of Lica Ferraris' wines - one white called Sensazionale and four reds. The white was my favourite. The Ruche is the key wine for the family and the most expensive one was good. They also have a moscato ...
... for the stops we had planned for today. Our first little village, Avigliana, is perched beside two glacier fed lakes and surrounded by the Alps. Too bad we couldn't see either. We drove to the Abbey, Sacra di San Michele, at the top of a really high mountain. This monastic community was founded around the year 1,000. During this abbey's prime it attracted pilgrims on their way to Rome and as a ...
... of gourmet food, truffles and many Easter decorations. We had lunch in the square at a cafe which was bathed in sunshine.
The final destination was the town of Barolo, which also gives its name to the grape variety of the region. A brief tasting was followed by a walk through the narrow streets of this tiny hill top village