Breganze is a wine appellation located in Vicenza, Veneto, producing red and white DOC wines.
The vine was present in the Breganze area in prehistoric times and during Roman domination, but the first written records come from the Republic of Venice. After the Second World War, there was the real beginning of wine development by planting new vine cuttings from the Vespaiolo grape variety. Subsequently, the Breganze DOC recognition was obtained for the “Breganze Rosso”, “Breganze Cabernet”, “Breganze Pinot Nero”, “Breganze Bianco”, “Breganze Pinot Bianco”, “Breganze Vespaiolo” and others. In 1995, the range of wines was completed with the Torcolato, an oenological gem of the Vicenza foothills.
Only the area’s loyal and constant oenological practices are allowed during the vinification phases, suitable to give the wines their peculiar quality characteristics.
The appellation area has proven to be particularly suited to the cultivation of international red grape varieties, particularly Merlot and Cabernet, which have been grown there since the seventeenth century, in addition to Pinot Noir, which for the organoleptic characteristics stand among the best in Italy.
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.