Founded in the mid-1700s in the sun-drenched hills of the Roero, the Azienda Agricola Chiesa Carlo is a prestigious family business that spans over five generations. Now run by Carlo, Renato and Giuseppe who inherited centuries of dedication to the land from their parents Agostino and Margherita, the vineyard produces a wide range of high quality DOC and DOCG wines.
Harvested by hand on a nine-hectare domain on the sandy sloping hills near Santo Stefano Roero, the grapes are pressed and left to mature in a submerged-cap fermentation tank for 12 days, after which they are be transferred to a steel tank for 6 months to allow for the full expression of each varietal’s signature strengths. From the meticulous selection of the grapes, to the effective marketing of the final product, the brothers closely follow each processing phase to ensure the utmost quality of Chiesa Carlo wines.
For centuries now, their core values of sustainable agriculture, respect for the environment, and taste for experimentation allowed the Chiesa family to successfully balance innovation and tradition in their production of their celebrated Roero wines like the Roero Arneis D.O.C.G., Roero D.O.C.G., Nebbiolo d’Alba D.O.C., Barbera d’Alba D.O.C. and their famous Langhe Nebbiolo D.O.C.
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.