Get ready for a Bike tour and a Wine tasting in the Langhe region!
This lovely experience by bike, which will lead you through the hills and vineyards of Langhe, will start with a welcome drink: a glass of sparkling white wine from the Antica Casa Vinicola Scarpa, directly at the winery estate in Verduno (Monvigliero).
Verduno is a small village in the Langhe not far from Astiand Alessandria, located on the north-east side of the Barolo production area. Unlike other villages, which have become famous for many years now, Verduno has gained popularity only recently thanks to its tranquility and to its wines, which are now becoming more and more popular.
The vineyards of Monvigliero overlook the town of Roddi, whose Castle is perfectly visible from the estate. The delicate and refined wines from Monvigliero vineyards allowed the village to boost its popularity over the last few years.
Casa Vinicola Scarpais one of the oldest wineries in Langhe region, and it also plays a vital role in the history of the wine-making tradition in Piedmont: you will learn about its grapes, its wines, the land they come from and its fabulous winemakers.
Until 1969 the winery would produce its wines with grapes purchased from the best vineyards of the high Monferrato area; after the purchase of the 50-hectare estate between Castel Rocchero and Acqui Terme, I Poderi Bricchi started cultivating all the autochthonous grapes of Monferrato on 26 hectares. Recently, the owners have also included a 1.5-hectare lavender field to further enrich its biodiversity. Following this important acquisition, the renowned wineBarbera La Bogliona was created in 1975, and over the following years the winery was able to improve its methodology.
In 2018, three important plots of land were acquired in great Piedmontese wine areas: in Verduno, in the Monvigliero cru; in La Morra, in the Roncaglie cru; and finally in Neive, in the Canova cru. History and tradition of Scarpa allow the winery to make and age Barolo and Barbarescowines in the cellar in Nizza Monferrato.
Your visit will take place at the winery estate in Verduno (Monvigliero). Here you will be welcomed with a glass of sparkling white wine. Once you have worked out all the details of your route with your guide (customizable) you will leave for an e-bike tour to discover the hills and vineyards of Langhe region. On the way back, you will end your visit with a tasting of two wines from Casa Vinicola Scarpa.
What you will find:
- Welcome drink to the villas of Monvigliero
- E-bike and helmet rental
- Guided panoramic tour and explanation of the surrounding area
- Tasting of three wines of Scarpa winery
- Platter with breadsticks, cold cuts, cheese and local products
This activity is not suitable for children under 14. For older children, only the cost for bike rental will be charged.