Vernaccia di Serrapetrona DOCG is a unique sparkling red wine in the enological scene. It is a sparkling wine vinified in red made with Vernaccia grapes, a local black berry vine, which are partially dried during the winter months. It also undergoes three fermentations before being bottled: the first one is made with the basic must, the second one after adding the must produced with the dried grapes, the third one in the autoclave.
The best grapes are placed in special rooms to dry, the rest is pressed at the time of harvest and placed in steel ferments for the first fermentation. After about two months, the raisins are also pressed and left to ferment (second fermentation). The two parts, partially fermented, are finally joined and placed in an autoclave for the third fermentation to take place.
The watertight environment allows that during the refermentation and second fermentation process, carbon dioxide, natural aromas and fragrances are not dispersed. This production methodology has very distant origins and has been handed down in this area of the Marche for several generations, since wine was a fundamental subsistence food for farmers and from their far-sighted wisdom we now have the opportunity to have a product with a strong and original personality.
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.