Huge attendance at the castle of Roddi for “Io, Barolo – la nuit”

The rain couldn’t put off the Barolo lovers: on Saturday 14th June, more than 200 wine lovers arrived from different regions to celebrate the new vintage of the “King of Wines” together with the producers of Strada del Barolo.

In spite of the bad weather forecasts, the leading event organized by Strada del Barolo and Grandi Vini di Langa, in cooperation with Municipality and the Board for the Territory Promotion, attracted hundreds of wine lovers from all around Italy and abroad.

Some unique Wine Tasting Experiences® on the 2000 Barolo opened the event, turning it into an extraordinary event which gave the opportunity to the lucky participants to not only taste 5 different Barolo labels of the 2000 vintage, but to also profit from the presence of three amazing speakers. In fact, the tastings were led by: Gianluca Colombo, young wine technician, winner of the 2014 edition of the Gambelli award; he hosted the guided tasting together with Danilo Drocco, oenologist since 1999 in Fontanafredda, one of the most important Italian wine companies and flagship for the entire Langa region, and Mauro Daniele, vice-president of Strada del Barolo and owner of the wine company “Le Strette” of Novello, which he has managed since 1997, after more than 25 years experience with the “Ceretto” wine company.

At the end of the Wine Tasting Experience®, the wine enthusiasts started packing the historical cellars of the Castle of Roddi to take part in the thematic tasting of the 2010 Barolo, with the bottles of some thirty cellars of Strada del Barolo served by the producers themselves who, for the entire night, alternated behind the tasting counter, remaining at the disposal of the guests to answer questions and help them in discovering the “King of wines”.

On the upper floor, the protagonists were the other great wines of Langa, served together with traditional dishes (raw meat and agnolotti with black truffle and hazelnut pie) prepared by the chef Danilo Lorusso of the restaurant La Crota of Roddi and the delicious cheeses produced by Amaltea, a company member of Consorzio per la Tutela del Robiola di Roccaverano D.O.P. A set by DJ Pony, with the theme of an “Electro-Swing Night”, livened up the entire event.

The public also showed great interest for the guided tour in the Castle of Roddi: throughout the entire evening, the guides of Turismo in Langa toured some 80 people allowing them to discover the majestic building which dates back to the 12th century.

We thank all the participants for joining us and goodbye until next year!