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Langhe region Piedmont, looks to Unesco

The Langhe area of Italy, in Cuneo, Piedmont, has advanced in its request to Unesco for partimony.
The Langhe region is famous for its wines and its white truffles: in fact the Unesco request started in 2007 at the Fiera Internazionale del Tartufo Bianco di Alba (the International White Truffle Fair).

After Biteg 2008 – the international fund for enogastronic tourism – we should know more about the proceedings of the request.
It would be a coup for this area of Italy, long famed for its wines from Monferrato, Langhe, Astigiano and Roero, and for its beautiful hillside scenery.

I once went on a vineyard and cellar trip to the Monferrato area and I can attest to the region’s beauty and the gems it holds for whoever has the time and energy to explore – you can’t go anywhere without finding local wine or local sweets, although I haven’t had the chance to taste a white truffle.
It won’t be the first case of Unesco patrimony for a wine making region (Tokaij in Hungary, the Alta Valle in Douro Portugal and the terraced vineyards of Lavaux in Switzerland are already included), but wish the Langhe luck!

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