It was a record price at the 19th auction in Alba, near Turin. 850 grams of white truffles were 85,000 euros auctions or 100 euros grams. Last year truffles of the same weight were sold for 75,000 euros. The sale occurred in connection with Hong Kong, where there was a buyer of unidentified white truffles.
For 88 years, the city of Piedmont, Alba, holds a large white truffle fair for almost two months during the auction.
Great harvest of the year
Alba's white truffles harvested from September 21 to January 31 are very popular. "Antio Degiacomi, president of the Truffle Research Center, told AFP that" It features a strong smell of romantic encounters, forests and nature.
Since last year's difficult season, this year's yields are excellent and quantitative. "This season has been very positive in July, July and August due to thunderstorms and thunderstorms," Degiacomi said. "As we know, truffles are mushy mushrooms, so we need these seasons."
"The drought, which was difficult to harvest last year, has reached 600-700 euros per 100 grams," Degiacomi said.