The winery is surrounded by lush forests, which are essential as they help protect and promote Le Moire’s indigenous wines, allowing only limited use of chemicals on the vines.
Aided by geography, Le Moire safeguards the health of their vines and seeks to create a sense of harmony that intensifies and honours the local flavours of Calabrian wine. Given the vineyards’ position within the Savuto DOC appellation and Calabria IGT appellation, the sun’s exposure from the southwest slows down the maturity and ripening of the grapes, which allows for a lighter wine when compared to other typical southern wines. Le Moire’s wines are made from hand-picked grapes which are carefully selected, softly pressed and left to ferment at a controlled temperature to preserve the typicality and fragrance of the fully-ripened fruit.
Today the Le Moire winery is run by Paolo Chirillo, who launched himself into the position with great love for the territory and its origins. Chirillo’s goal and his work show that the Savuto valley can once again play an important role in regional and national viticulture as it once did during the ancient times when Calabrian wines were gifted to Olympic champions, royalty and Popes.
Le Moire’s wines are made from almost exclusively native vines which are cultivated on their estate, these grape varieties include; Magliocco, Dolce, Greco Nero, Mantonico and Pecorello. Le Moire’s vineyards, which are located in the eastern ridge of the Savuto valley, are near the historic Annibale bridge, one of the oldest and most beautiful in Europe.
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.