Prosecco DOC is Italy’s most renowned sparkling wine. The wine’s production area is located in northeastern Italy, more precisely in territories falling within 4 provinces of Friuli Venezia Giulia (Gorizia, Pordenone, Trieste and Udine) and 5 provinces of Veneto (Belluno, Padua, Treviso, Venice, Vicenza).
Prosecco DOC is a Denominazione di Origine Controllata. This, according to Italian legislation, is a sign of stricter rules for the production of quality grapes. The denomination was born in 2009, but the history of this wine dates back to Roman times. It was even mentioned by Pliny in his Naturalis Historia and at the time it was called Pucino wine. It was then an Englishman, Fynes Moryson who in 1593 spoke of Prosecho, thus giving life to the name of one of the most famous Italian wines in the world.
Prosecco DOC was born in an area with unique environmental conditions. With steep vineyards, abundant southern exposure and a breeze that arrives from the Adriatic to the east, the appellation offers the ideal conditions for obtaining fresh wines, with vibrant acidity and signature minerality.
Prosecco DOC is produced with an all-Italian method, making it a Made in Italy product par excellence. The method is called Martinotti, like the winemaker who first experienced this perfect second fermentation for vines such as glera. In fact, this grape has a beautiful aromatic heritage made of fresh fruit and spring flowers that must be enhanced in the sparkling process. The Martinotti method enhances and preserves the fresher and younger expression of these grapes, giving a lively and captivating profile to the wine.
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.