Colli Orientali del Friuli Picolit DOCG produces sweet white wine with dried-fruit aromas that is harvested by hand from the Picolit grape. It is produced in limited quantities, making it a rare wine.
With its fresh, rich flavor, unctuous concentration and subtle dried-fruit bouquet, Picolit has gained a reputation as one of the most famous sweet Italian white wines.
The grapes are air-dried before vinification, either on the vine, or in straw baskets or shelves in specially-equipped drying rooms. Although traditionalists are using special drying rooms, it is allowed to use less romantic methods, such as mechanical ventilated storage rooms.
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.