San Silvestro in Novello and the Azienda Agricola Costa di Bussia—Tenuta Arnulfo in Monforte d’Alba are two different but complementary wineries that embody the realization of Paolo and Guido Sartirano’s dream.
San Silvestro, now located in Novello on the shores of the small Ghercina Lake, has been the family winery since 1871. Their partially underground facilities, totalling 5,000 square metres, are now fully modernized to the industry’s highest standards, including a quality control lab, 20,000 hectolitres storage capacity, wooden refining room, cellar and a bottling system that can process 4000 bottles per hour. The vineyard’s equally state-of-the-art offices are complete with a conference area, a showroom and a tasting space where visitors can sample San Silvestro’s newest certified biological wines.
Founded in 1874 by Luigi Arnulfo, Costa di Bussia estate became part of Sartirano group in 1988. Located on the famous Bussia Hill in Monforte d’Alba, this independent winery has a rich and unique history that visitors can discover in a museum dedicated to its founder. Arnulfo was the “Pioneer of Barolo wine”, already shipping Barolo to the United States, Great Britain and several other European countries in 1890. Produced using only the grapes from its 11 hectares of vines, fermented in traditional wooden barrels and packaged at the estate, the wines of Costa di Bussia are the embodiment of 150 years of love and dedication to the local terroir. Located in the heart of the Langhe, a Unesco world heritage territory, the vineyard is surrounded by extraordinary landscapes and vistas that offer the perfect backdrop for sampling the best viticulture the region has to offer.
And for those who want to discover the Langhe life-style, the Agriturismo – Costa di Bussia, built in what was the Luigi Arnulfo’s apartment, it could welcome you and promise you an unforgettable stay.
Now it’s also possible to overnight in what once was the Cascina Bertoroni and also the ancient Luigi Arnulfo apartments, to discover completely the Langhe life-style.
Since 150 years the winery is located between Barolo and Monforte d’Alba, on the famous Bussia hill, surrounded by vineyards which curved this Unesco’s World Heritage landscape: the Langhe. The winery was in fact founded in 1874 by Luigi Arnulfo, considered the pioneer of Barolo wine for his innovative ideas in the enological world and international wine market. His story is told in the Museum dedicated to him, the heart of the tour that we have created to show the estate and its 11 hectares of vineyards, the winery and the different stages of vinification and wine production.
The tasting of the wines, rigorously produced only with grapes of property, is the moment when they relive every day work and dedication, with great respect for the terroir from which everything begins.
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.