Fiano di Avellino DOCG is an appellation for white wine, located in the Avellino province within the Campania region. It is regarded as the finest expression of the white Fiano grape. Along with Greco di Tufo it is one of Italy’s very best white wine designations.
Located in the very heart of Campania and about an hour’s drive east from Napoli, Avellino is a hilly and rustic wine region. It is almost overshadowed by all of the other great wine regions in the hills above Naples and it certainly has to compete for attention among wine drinkers and tourists.
The territory is mainly hilly and has many forests which offer the necessary temperature changes for the vine to develop the beautiful acidity that distinguishes it. The yields are very low and there is great care of the vines. The wine is then aged in wood which gives it a long and elegant finish.
This wine was appreciated in the Middle Ages. The story goes that Charles d’Anjou, King of Naples, was so enamored with this variety that he had 16,000 Fiano vines planted in the royal vineyards. and it is still one of the key players in the success of the modern Campania wine industry.
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.