Taurasi DOCG is today Campania’s best-known and most respected wine. This is due to its full structure, but also its excellent aging potential, thanks to its high content of gum-biting tannins, resulting from its very late harvesting.
These vineyards are at least 1312ft (400m) above sea level, where the best sites are found (Castelfranci, Jampenne, Radici and Torre).
Taurasi DOCG has been called “The Barolo of the South”, and there are actually certain similarities between the two giants. Partly because both wines have heavy tannins, which are “off-limits” for children, and partly because the area is reminiscent of Barolo’s Langhe zone in Piemonte, in terms of climate, soil conditions and vegetation.
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.