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Sample Trip II

1st day
Depart London am
Arrive Turin
Deposit bags at Villa Doria 'Il Torrione', Pinerolo
Light lunch
First Estate visit: Cascina Pellerino, Monteu Roero
An excellent up and coming producer of Arneis, Barbera and Nebbiolo 
Dinner at famous Borgo Antico (Barolo)

2nd day
Second Estate visit: Famiglia Anselma (Barolo)
Maurizio 'Barolo's Boy Wonder' will lead us on a vertical tasting of the estate's wine (they do not do single cru wines, believing the best Barolo comes from a combination of different sites) from the 1993 vintage.
Second Estate visit: Castello di Neive (Neive) pm
The sole owners of Santo Stefano vineyard (although they sell some of its yield to Bruno Giacosa), acclaimed by Parker as the finest site for Nebbiolo north of Alba.
Barbaresco and Truffle Tasting Dinner and Accommodation at La Contea, converted hunting lodge

3rd day
Truffle fair (Alba) am
The Region’s truffle capital, in peak truffle season.
Light lunch at Eno Club, Alba
Free time in Turin to stroll through the baroque promenades and enjoy a famous Il Bicerin (Coffee Liqueur Cocktail)
Depart Turin late pm.

Extra Night with Accommodation in 4-star Deluxe Villa Becaris (Monforte d’Alba) and 
another Truffle Dinner at Ristorante Conti Roero, Monticello d’Alba 
Flying into Genoa rather than Turin and staying an extra night at Villa Sparina winery in Gavi, staying on the estate and dining at their Michelin-Starred La Gallina restaurant.
Truffle Hunting - available in October/November only - nocturnal hunt.  As reported in Vogue

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