Founded in the early 1900s by the present owner’s grandfather Giuseppe, the family business in wine-growing now extends over three generations, and numerous vineyards acquired by Giovanni (Giorgio’s father) and his wife Maria in I Sori, some of the finest lands in the Barolo region.
This region’s soil comprises very deep and compact calcareous marl, rich in micronutrients that provide an ideal growing environment for the vines. Extremely vigorous and demanding varietals like the Nebbiolo grape are at home in the Langhe’s typical climate, which has always yielded fragrant, age-worthy wines of great prestige.
Today, the vineyards extend over 53 hectares, distributed in the municipal areas of Castiglione Falletto, Serralunga d’Alba, Monforte d’Alba, Barolo, Novello, La Morra, Verduno, Grinzane Cavour and Vezza d’Alba. Their state-of-the-art plants are fully equipped for winemaking, storage and bottling, including an impressive ageing cellar, fitted with over one hundred high capacity oak barrels for the wine to mature in and develop perfectly. The production processes are consistent with the tried-and-tested ancestral methods handed down by past generations of winemakers from vine to cellar.
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.