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Mon 10th: Left Levanto for Cheraso.
A Rainy day. Rem's ear infection hasn’t been good which created some ...
... have only worn our lightweight jackets a couple of times, and have needed our rain macs just once, so we have been incredibly lucky. Chambery has an amazing history, having been the capital of the Savoie region, and it has been part of Italy, Austria and France at one time or another. We did a lap of the town before a late dinner in an Italian restaurant - this is the way to ease yourself away from Italy and into France! The food was superb, as was the chianti that washed it ...
... many wineries in the region. We also chose to visit the UNESCO site winery in Canelli named CONTRATTO, and toured their amazing huge underground complex and tasted their wines. This winery is famous for what we call in the US asti spumonte, however I had never tasted asti such as this - just delicious and very dry, like a lovely dry champagne.
In the tiny town of Barbaresco, a local very old church has been turned into a site for tasting ...
... the Barolo region and the G D Vajra winery which produces 400,000 bottles a year. It is a family winery run by the 3 children of the founder. We tasted 3 Nebbiolo reds and a moscato all produced from grapes from their vineyards. Wine makers are strictly controlled by govt regulations as to how long a wine is aged among other things. This then allows them to gain certification as either DOC or DOCG. We also stopped in the town of Borolo and walked the cobbled streets for 40 minutes. ...
... end of the weekly market. The smaller towns we have visited still close down between about one and four, but we have seen an increasing number of places that no longer follow this tradition. In the late afternoon we headed to a Castello (castle) restaurant, Bellavista, for the third of our cooking classes where we prepared some Piemonte specialties. We made pasta from ...