The history of vine cultivation on these hills starts from pre-Roman times, settlements of stable Celtic populations from the 4th century BC introduced the first forms of cultivation of the vine taken from contacts with the Etruscan populations.
From the 2nd century BC, the Roman penetration begins which naturally leads to an increase in the cultivation of the vine, deeply rooted in this culture. Historical documents also attest to the wine trade in these areas starting from the 11th century.
At the beginning of the last century Dogliani hosted an ampelotherapy plant in which, during the harvest period, the therapeutic properties of the grape are exploited.
The richness of iron, manganese and potassium makes the Dolcetto grape the basis of healing medications until 1950.
In 2005 the DOCG was recognized for Dolcetto di Dogliani Superiore or Dogliani and in 2011 a single DOCG was created for the “Dogliani” and “Dogliani Superiore” types by ministerial decree.
The denomination of origin Dogliani DOCG is reserved for Dogliani and Dogliani Superiore wines, produced from grapes of the Dolcetto vine in purity. The Dogliani Superiore must undergo a minimum refinement of 12 months before being put on the market. The higher version must also have a minimum alcohol content of 13 °, compared to 12 ° of the basic version.
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.