Soave wine is named after the homonymous town founded by the Lombards, also known as Suaves. The testimonies of the cultivation of the vine are extremely ancient. There are strong possibilities that it all began during the eras of the Etruscans, Venetians and Celts, who started the cultivation of the vine and the production of wine.
The territory of Soave was already known in Roman times for its good position and the intensity of cultivation. Particular “acinatic” wines were also obtained from the grapes, the result of a traditional method of drying the grapes. In the 1920s, in-depth studies aimed at outlining the specific characteristics of the wines and delimiting the production area were the prerequisite for obtaining in 1931 the recognition of the first delimited area for the production of “Typical Soave Wine”. In 1968, this historical area of the Soave Classico was finally defined with the DOC denomination.
The Veronese pergola is the most used form of farming in the Soave area, as it is able to guarantee optimal protection of the bunches from sun rays, especially in hot years and from hail and it allows to keep a visual control over every single bunch of grape.
Trebbiano di Soave, historically very present in the vineyards, albeit in limited quantities, is essential to characterize the wines of the appellation. Its presence favours the flavour and liveliness, as well as the structure and density typical of Garganega.
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.