Today, brothers Poggio, Ezio and their sister Mary continue to uphold the philosophy of mixing tradition, innovation and technology that over the years earned vineyard numerous international awards.
Located in the Borbera Valley, southwest of the province of Alessandria in Piedmont, the vineyard is at the heart of an ancient winemaking region, famed long ago for its cultivation of Timorasso grapes. However, until recently, the depopulation of this area during World War II had caused the virtual extinction of this iconic varietal. After planting the first three hectares of Timorasso in 2005, Poggio Azienda Vinicola is now more than ever committed to recovering this ancient grape variety using a combination of traditional methods and the best equipment for the fermentation and bottling of sparkling wines.
The hard work and enthusiasm that went into the restoration of the Timorasso’s former glory were rewarded by a wine that—both in his still and sparkling variants—epitomizes the true spirit of its terroir, with a unique fragrant aroma exalted by the region’s cooler late summer nights. In 2011, it officially received the Terre di Libarna DOP certification within the larger Colli Tortonesi DOP.
Loc. Cà Bellaria 1, 15056 Dernice
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.