Sangiovese di Romagna DOC wine is permitted in both superiore and riserva forms. It typically has notes of sour cherry, baked plum and herbs, sometimes with a note of fresh tobacco.
The characteristics of “Sanzves” (Sangiovese as the locals call it) evokes the spirit of the people of Romagna: a rough and straight-forward character yet gentle and sincere.
The name Sangiovese evolved here from a local legend. An esteemed guest visiting a Capuchin monastery on Mount Jove was impressed by the local wine and demanded to know what it was called. A quick-thinking friar came up with the name Sanguis Jovis, meaning “blood of Jove”. A memorial stone to Sangiovese stands on Mount Jove to this day.
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.