The appointment is on August 28 in the Cuneo area
On Sunday 28th August the appointment with the ‘Mangialonga’ of La Morra returns, a charming town in the province of Cuneo which bases its history and its economy on Barolo. Awaiting the participants is a 4-kilometer route that winds through landscapes of rare beauty; among gentle hills on which the vineyards draw precise geometries 6 gastronomic stages where it will be possible to taste the typical products of the Langa cuisine accompanied by the finest wines of the area. On the other hand we are in the Langhe del Barolo, the small strip of land that extends in the southern area of Piedmont that the ‘king of wines’ has made famous all over the world.
Now in its 34th edition, the ‘Mangialonga’ offers participants of all ages a non-competitive food and wine walk among typical dishes and vineyards. We will start with an aperitif based on typical products of the Langa paired with special guests, the French wines of Scherviller; then here are the first stops with local cured meats, lard and Dolcetto d’Alba, and with tajarin with Piedmontese meat sauce paired with Nebbiolo d’Alba, Barbera d’Alba and Langhe DOC. A lemon sorbet will refresh the fourth stop before a dip in the strong flavors of the area: veal morsels in Barolo and polenta to be enjoyed together with the Barolo DOCG of the producers of La Morra, a selection of cheeses from the Cuneo valleys and traditional sweets with unmissable Moscato d’Asti DOCG.
The small town of La Morra reserves pleasant surprises: here, in 1862, the composer and violinist Giuseppe Galbetti, author of the Marcia Reale, which was the Italian national anthem until 1946, died; a few steps from the bell tower of the ‘700, a marble bust remembers him, next to the bronze monument to the winemaker of Italy, the work of Antonio Munciguerra.