In Castelletto d’Orba, the 25 hectares of Luigi Tacchino’s vineyards have been a staple of the region’s viticulture. It has been nestled at the heart of Monferrato’s renowned wine country for over three generations. Today, Luigi’s grandchildren Romina and Alessio continue the family’s rich winemaking tradition, overseeing every carefully controlled production stage from the initial picking of the grapes to the marketing of the final product.
Providing natural shelter from the northern winds, the surrounding hills and their rich ashy soil bless Tacchino’s vines with the perfect setting to express their trademark colour, aroma and flavour. Following the family’s high-quality standards, the grapes are picked by hand each fall at the peak of ripeness. As their grandfather before them, the new owners know the importance of maintaining intimate contact with the land and its traditions to produce wines with character.
In keeping with the times, this new generation of winemakers has embraced new technologies to help ensure the constant quality of their production, enlisting the help of expert oenologists to uphold the vineyard’s century-old tradition of excellence and originality.
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.