The designation of origin Gavi or Cortese di Gavi DOCG was established in 1998, starting from the pre-existing DOC of 1974. It is reserved for white wines of the following types, all obtained from grapes of the Cortese vine in purity:
Gavi or Cortese di Gavi Riserva DOCG wines require at least one year of ageing, of which six months in the bottle. The Gavi or Cortese di Gavi Riserva Spumante wines follow the classic method DOCG that requires at least two years of ageing, of which at least eighteen months of permanence on the lees in the bottle.
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.