Together with the Vino Nobile, the area was well known for producing a young table wine, not subjected to a long ageing process, as reported in several documents before 1787, the date of the first mention of the Vino Nobile.
The wine of Montepulciano acquired international fame in the 1600s when Francesco Redi celebrated it as “King of all wine”, and over the centuries, viticulture has always maintained the role of the main crop with a vital function of the garrison, defence and enhancement of the territory, also from the landscape’s point of view.
For the last century, the production of red wines has been oriented towards different and complementary paths, able to enhance the potential of the territory both with the production of a long-aged wine in wood, rich in alcohol and structure and with obtaining a younger, fruity and light wine, capable of preserving the integrity of the primary aromas. The “Rosso di Montepulciano” is the result. Its production is not in contrast with the “Vino Nobile” but rather completes the historical typicality of the territory.
The Rosso di Montepulciano DOC wine obtained the recognition of the Controlled Designation of Origin on December 21, 1988.
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.