The cultivation of vines in the Bolgheri DOC area in Castagneto Carducci has very ancient origins, and evidence of its presence comes from the Etruscans and then from the Romans. More recent evidence dates back to the medieval period due to numerous monasteries and ecclesiastical domains. Starting from 1790, new plants were set up, especially near Bolgheri, thus increasing the wine production of the area’s wines. In 1816 the first experimental vineyards arose at the Capanne di Castiglioncello. The viticultural choices were made not only based on the terroir but above all based on the French wine culture with particular attention to the methods of winemaking and the vines used in France: to confirm this, the choices made by Count Guido Alberto and Mazzanti were directed precisely on French vines including Gamay, Cabernet and Syrah.
It is also important to note that a large part of the Bolgheri vineyard enters full production maturity after about 15 years. This means that the characteristics of the wines produced will only improve further. This is why the potential of Bolgheri wines is constantly growing. Although Bolgheri is universally an area known for its great reds, in reality, the most historical types of wines in the area are white and rosé wines, which continue to be produced with great success.
The Consortium comprises 60 producers whose vineyards represent over 97% of the total production in the area.
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.