Located in the iconic Sarmassa Region and the legendary Vigna Merenda, the vineyard has managed to combine modern eco-friendly technologies with traditional winemaking techniques to create wines that wonderfully embody the unique strengths of its terroir.
The soils in Piedmont are influenced by their relative position within the mountain, with the top of the hills made up of harsh alluvial deposits while the lower part of the mountain benefit from rich clay-limestone soil. Varying from one plot to the next, the proportion of sand in the terrain determines the wine’s subtlety. After being harvested, the grapes are submitted to a 30-day maceration process and long ageing in Slavonian oak “bottis”, or large barrels. This process is followed by another one—rarely seen nowadays—of letting the wine age in the bottle for three more years before being marketed. As with nature, Scarzello wines take their time, much to the benefit of discerning wine aficionados.
Scarzello is the realization of a family dream that spans many generations. This small vineyard in Barolo, at the heart of a generous land that for centuries has given the world extraordinary wines, is very grateful for the wisdom it inherited from the region’s rich ancestry. For Scarzello, the secret to making great wine is to stay authentic to intuition as well as tradition, and finding a perfect balance between oneself and the land.
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.