The 20th anniversary of the Alba White Truffle World Auction, was one to celebrate this year with a huge white truffle weighing 1 kilo and 5 grams auctioning off for 120 thousand euros, plus other lots adding up to the record-breaking total of 420,000 euros.
The prized regal tuber, presented on a red velvet pillow, was won by the highest bidder for the princely sum of 120 thousand euros and will now be flown to its new home in Hong Kong. In addition to the winning truffle, the other lots yielded 300,000 euros amounting to one of the highest amounts collected in the history of the event.
The annual international auction held at Grinzane Cavour in the heartland of truffle country in Alba Italy attracts buyers and experts from the four corners of the world, with bidders in Hong Kong, Moscow and Singapore competing for the magnificent lots of truffles via live link-ups.
The money collected during the XX World White Truffle Auction of Alba will be donated to charities in Italy, Hong Kong, Russia and Singapore.