The Castle of Tagliolo Monferrato, Alessandria is located on the border between Piedmont and Liguria, in an ancient region known as Oltregiogo.
It is one of the most famous areas in Italy around the globe, primarily for its excellent food – which revolves around a rich traditional menu of “farinata”, meat loaves, “focaccia”, quiches, and an incredible variety of recipes that combine rice, soups and pasta (ravioli, “gnocchi”, “trenette”, noodles, “trofi”…) with local cheese (Montebore and Val Borbera Mollana), meat (“cima”, Liguria-style rabbit), vegetables and sweet (“pandolce”, “amaretti”, “canestrelli novesi”).
Such delicious food simply must be accompanied by superior wines like the ones in the cellars of the Castle of Tagliolo (a structure that probably dates back to the year 1000, and was expanded in the 15th-16th centuries). Nearby vineyards produce spectacular wines such as Dolcetto of Ovada, Cortese of Alto Monferrato, and Barbera of Monferrato.
Fall is the best season to taste all of this beauty.