The production of a young red wine has been present for a long time in the territory of Montalcino. Over time this wine has been designated in various ways and has assumed an important role in the Montalcino area. A wine called Vermiglio was known to be produced and consumed relatively quickly due to its characteristics of freshness and fragrance.
In the second part of the nineteenth century, a wine defined as “Red” was awarded a bronze medal in 1869.
In the 60s of the twentieth century, this wine was decided to be placed within a designation of origin, and the first idea was to designate this wine as “Rosso dai Vigneti di Brunello”. Subsequently, the wine was defined as “Rosso di Montalcino”, a name that took root precisely to be immediate and linked to the territory.
The Rosso di Montalcino DOC wine obtained the recognition of the Controlled Designation of Origin on November 25, 1983.
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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.
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