Lugana DOC is one of Italy’s oldest protected wine-growing areas.
Lugana is also one of the few Italian wine regions that crosses over two provinces, Brescia and Verona, and the two regions of Lombardy and Veneto. The vines are grown in an area of morainic origin, which rises from the shores of the lake towards the first hills. The soils are mainly made up of light clays with calcareous components, very rich in mineral substances. These lands have proven to be very suitable for the cultivation of white berried grapes.
The current production disciplinary provides for five types of Lugana DOC: the basic version, the Superiore, the Riserva, the Late Harvest and the Spumante.
The Lugana consortium was founded in 1990; it promotes the Lugana brand and safeguards its members and consumers, both in Italy and abroad. This small, idiosyncratic region has begun to create a buzz with sommeliers throughout the United States thanks to their approachability, affordability, and ease of pairing at the table.
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.