In Barolo for Indigena Wine Festival

From 4 to 12 May Barolo and Costigliole d’Asti will host three weekends dedicated to wine, with the culmination of the Indigena Wine Festival in Barolo.

festival dedicated to wine from Italian native vines , ten days in which Barolo and Costigliole D’Asti will host a schedule of tastings, events, masterclasses and conferences aimed at wine lovers as well as professionals in the sector.three weekends dedicated to wine between Barolo and CostiglioleIt is Indigena Wine Festival , which from 4 to 12 May will take place in Piedmont between the territories of the Langhe and Astesana, between Barolo and Costigliole: the locations are in fact two of the most beautiful in the whole of southern Piedmont, the Cortile del Castello di Barolo and the Castle of Costigliole d’Asti, not by chance in the area named Unesco Heritage in 2014. Indigena Wine Festival was born from the mind of the journalist Ian D’Agata , a point of reference in the wine world who for more than two decades has been talking about wine in all its facets, in collaboration with the Barbera d’Asti and Vini del Monferrato Consortium .

Bing in Barolo

 The ten-day festival program is dense, starting from the weekend of May 4th and 5th which sees in Barolo “BING – Best Italian Native Grapes and Wines”, an absolute novelty in the Piedmontese panorama.a crossroads of excellent wine cultures in ItalyIn collaboration with the Piedmont Good Wines Association and Cia Cuneo, Castello di Barolo welcomes the great wines from native grapes from all over Italy, the local excellences that, precisely because of their belonging to a specific circumscribed territory, know how to tell the story of a place and a land, people and cultures. Open to the public, BING becomes a crossroads of excellent wine cultures with various producers from all over Italy, those who have made the preservation of native vineyards a reason for living as well as a goal for Italian viticulture. Objective achieved in full, given that many wines from native grapes, from Piedmont to Puglia, from Veneto to Sicily.

Together with the tastings in the Cortile del Castello, in the Agrilab space, seminars and tastings will take place between Italian producers and international experts on the various case studies of the cellars. In particular there will be Matteo Catania (della Gulfi in Sicily; Nero d’Avola variety); René Grosjean (from Grosjean in Valle d’Aosta: Premetta, Cornalin, Mayolet variety); Antonio Tiberio (from Tiberio in Abruzzo: Pecorino variety).

Piedmont Specialist in Costigliole

From Monday 6 to Wednesday 8 May , on the other hand, the Castello di Costigliole d’Asti hosts a nice novelty for the world of wine training: the 3iC Course , Italian and International Indigenous Center for wine and food studies, a school for wine & food by Ian D’Agata, promoted by the Consorzio Barbera d’Asti and Monferrato wines and dedicated to sommeliers, importers, journalists and international wine & food professionals. The course, entitled Piedmont Specialist, focuses entirely on native grapes but also on the excellent products of Piedmont, from wine to gastronomy. Open to students from all over the world, the 3iC course sold out in just over two weeks and therefore the organizers are thinking of a second appointment.


The following weekend we return to Barolo because from Thursday 9 to Saturday 11 May the Indigena Festival is staged , in its second edition. The conference on Grapes and Terroirs opens the dance on May 9th, with special guests: Jean-Claude Berrouet , Petrus consultant oenologist ; Steven Spurrier, dean of world wine journalism; Julien Trimbach, assistant winemaker at his family business, the famous Trimbach ; Bernard Hervet , director of two of the most famous Burgundy fashion houses, Faiveley and Bouchard Père et Fils andLorenzo Landi , consultant oenologist for several Italian companies and a long experience with several Italian native vines.

The same characters will lead specific tastings on their territories in combination with Piedmontese wines: Bernard Hervet will talk about the wines of Burgundy and Chateauneuf du Pape ; Julien Trimbach will hold a vertical of his Rieslings ; Fréderic Emile and Geisberg Couvent de Ribeauvillé , on the greatest white wines in the world, and Steven Spurrier a horizontal of classic English method.

The traditional Piedmontese food will close the day, with the American chef Christopher Bates guest of the event both to study the products of the territory but also to elaborate a dinner entirely based on local products with his international touch. This three days of tastings will end on Saturday 11 May with a day entirely dedicated to the King of wines, the wine of the Kings , Barolo.

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