Vineria San Giorgio (La Morra) / by shane eaton

If you happen to be in the beautiful Langhe hills of Piedmont, a must visit is the hilltop town of La Morra, an important region in the Barolo wine producing zone. One of the best spots in La Morra is the excellent trattoria/enoteca San Giorgio. In addition to making excellent locale cuisine (salumi, cheeses, tajarin, agnolotti e veal tartare), they offer many different wine bottles for sale. Impressively, they also have many great local wines (Barolo, Barbaresco, Nebbiolo, Barbera) available by the glass. We tried a lovely Barbaresco from Neive, which paired well with our hearty dishes.  The staff at San Giorgio are very welcoming, which adds to the magic of this lovely (and low-cost) trattoria. The owners also had us try some delcious raw sausage (not shown) from Bra, a town well known for making the best sausage in Piedmont. 

 from the peak of la morra, the view of barolo, the hilltop in the distance on the right

from the peak of la morra, the view of barolo, the hilltop in the distance on the right

 salumi e formaggi delle langhe

salumi e formaggi delle langhe

 tajarin al ragù

tajarin al ragù

 agnolotti al plin

agnolotti al plin

 tartare

tartare