A quote from the owners: “Our desire is to be the most authentic, genuine and innovative expression of our region at low environmental impact, thus taking our taste and identity throughout the world.”
Poderi dal Nespoli cultivates their vineyards and have their cellars in the Bidente Valley, the most suitable for growing grapes in the southern part of the Emilia-Romagna region, among Bologna, Florence, the Apennines and the Adriatic coast. The Bidente Valley is characterized by breath-taking landscapes and is very favourable are for growing grapes because of its unique layout. The valley is naturally funnel-shaped, which allows hot and cold air currents as well as considerable daily temperature changes making it a perfect microclimate for the optimal development of the vines.
The winery was founded in 1929. Today, the Martini family manages the estate together with the 3rd and 4th generations of the Ravaioli family, combining the great knowledge of growing grapes and the terroir with a visionary international business attitude. The vineyards are located all close to the winery, in the hilly lands of Romagna. Prugneto, a single-vineyard Sangiovese, is the true expression of the area; it takes its name from the first plot of land bought by the family in the early ‘40s. The plum trees that grow nearby give the wine strong fruity characteristics.
Borgo dei Guidi Agriturismo:
Experiencing this area of Emilia Romagna makes for the perfect getaway. The region is known for its natural and artistic beauties, going from the natural forested and protected Parc in the Apennines to the Adriatic Coast within just a 50km range. This welcoming and generous region is also rich in historic medieval towns, inspiring local food, culture and music festivals, charming farm stays known as agriturismi and tasty hidden restaurants to experience real, local life.
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.