Fifty maison associated with the Consortium, producing 80 different Alta Langa Docg labels; 90 winegrowers, about 300 hectares of vineyards (1/3 chardonnay, 2/3 pinot noir) and + 42% sales compared to the pre-pandemic values of 2019: the “Alte Bollicine Piemontesi” close the year with a sold-out bodes well for 2022, when the hectares of vineyards will settle at 350, for an expected production of over three million bottles.
Several activities carried out this year by the Consortium, one above all the launch of the pilot project to raise awareness of the winemakers members to dedicate a portion of land to the planting of symbiotic truffle trees, created together with the Centro Nazionale Studi sul Tartufo.
“These trees – explains the president of the Alta Langa Consortium Giulio Bava – can be cared for directly by farmers, or agreements can be established with “trifolao” associations that take care of them in order to encourage good practices for the development and maintenance of truffle fields in the high hills of Langa. The project was announced last September and acquires all the more importance in relation to the official registration of the ‘Truffle hunting and quarrying in Italy: traditional knowledge and practices’ in the UNESCO list of intangible cultural heritage “.
The link between Alta Langa Docg wines and the Tartufo Bianco d’Alba in recent years has become gradually tighter: a common territory of origin, a common sense of taste, a common feeling that has brought closer and has allowed an experience that starts from the table but goes well beyond. By now, the combination of Alta Langa bubbles and White Truffle has made its way and established itself among the recipes of the chefs and in the desires of those who love the good life: proof of this was the fortunate collaboration, for the sixth consecutive year, between the Consortium and the Fiera Internazionale del Tartufo Bianco d’Alba, especially during the cooking shows of the event.
One more look at the year to come: in 2022 the great tasting event of the Consortium will return: “La Prima dell’Alta Langa”, which brings together all the producers and their cuvées for a tasting reserved for the trade and the press, this time it will stop in Turin, after the two editions hosted in the Castello di Grinzane Cavour and one edition hosted in Palazzo Serbelloni in Milan.