In 2004, brothers Vincenzo, Ercole and Aldo created a company dedicated to the art of fine Calabrian wine, the Tenute Paese Winery.
The 15 hectares of vineyards of the estate lie on the slopes of the Sila mountains in the Terre di Cosenza DOC, at an elevation of 250 metres above sea level. This geographic position just a few kilometres from the sea results in a microclimate with the ideal ratio of dryness and humidity to produce premium grapes.
Indigenous varieties like Magliocco, Mantonico, Pecorello, Malvasia Bianca, Greco Nero and Greco Bianco make up the production of the Tenute Paese winery, along with other Italian varieties such as Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, Sangiovese and Fiano di Puglia, and international varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon.
The mix of grapes and the production processes are used to make Tenute Paese wines is to create a wine that evokes strength, elegance and complexity.
The winery offers some activities:
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.