Torgiano is a castrum that owes its rebuilding on Roman ruins to its strategic position and the guarantee of supply of the Perugian markets, offered by the fertility of the plains and the wine and olive growing vocation of the hills. The flatlands are excellent for cereals, vegetables, fruit, textile fibre plants. The rich silt deposits, the fresh earth for the clay, the average altitude of 300 – 400 m above sea level, the sunny exposure of the ridge that connects Torgiano to Brufa – the medieval Castel Grifone, a contemporary castle of Poggio – make the hilly area the ideal environment for the cultivation of vines and olive trees.
After long centuries of alternating historical events, with the affirmation of the new world of viticulture, Torgiano aligned itself with the most famous Italian wine-growing areas, receiving first in Umbria, the recognition of the Controlled Designation of Origin (DOC) on October 27, 1978. It became DOCG on October 20, 1990.
The Torgiano Rosso Riserva DOCG wine must be subjected to an ageing period of at least three years, of which at least 6 months are in the bottle.
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.