With his knowledge of the territory around Scandiano and the best soils for grape growing, Alfredo brought wines of the highest quality to the table that were appreciated both in Emilia and Tuscany, with the assistance of his sons Vincenzo and Nemesio.
His motto was “simplicity, honesty and cleanliness,” and he collected orders by a shake of the hand, labelling Bertolani as a man of reliability and distinction. By the 1950s, Alfredo Bertolani was closely associated with the local grape Spergola, unique in its aromatic and convivial attitude. Thus the company became known as the “Casa del Vino Bianco,” producing 40% of the region’s local white wine.
After many years of hard work, perseverance and strong family ties, the fourth generation of the Bertolani family (Nicola, Andrea and Elena, together with the father Giancarlo) achieved their goal of opening up a new headquarters in 2008 in the heart of the Spergola territory. The new headquarters has allowed them to develop a total quality system. They can conduct a second fermentation process and review the overall production process to avoid oxidation of the wine at every stage, which is all done through computerized control.
Today, the Bertolani family collaborates with several companies worldwide and exports to the United States, Canada, China, Japan, and all over Europe to continue expanding the winery and extending the boundaries of Scandiano into the world.
The creation of a new head office was the opportunity to refine a global quality system which provides for the computerized control of the progress of the refermentation for the second fermentation and the total revision of the production processes in order to avoid oxidation. wine every step of the way. Everything is certified according to the UNI EN ISO 22000/2005 standard.
In the factory in via Pedemontana 10 are the company’s offices, suitable spaces for the aging of vintage wines both in bottles and in barrels, reception and reception areas for visitors and a wine trail. exhibition with old bottles and equipment that tells the story of the territory and the technological advance of the wine industry.
When was the last time you had dinner in an Italian restaurant in Canada and you thought you were dining in Italy? That’s exactly how “Ospitalità Italiana Certified”restaurants want you to feel when you visit their fine dining establishments.
Ospitalità Italiana is an official certification from Unioncamere, Italy’s federation of local Chambers of Commerce and Industry, that tells you that the food you are enjoying is unquestionably Italian: products are authentic, ingredients genuine and recipes true to the thousand year history of Italian cuisine.
Canada is home to some leading Italian Chefs. Passionate and innovative, many have refined their skills and advanced their knowledge directly in Italy. In addition, Montréal boasts a fabulous cooking school ITHQ where young aspiring chefs learn Italian technic and Italian traditional recipes from the masters.
So the next time you make reservations for an Italian dinner in a Montreal restaurant, ask if they’ve received the Ospitalità Italiana seal of approval. You will enjoy the true Italian taste.