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Lombardy 49 growing regions

Description to Lombardy

The Italian Region with the capital Milano (Milan) lies in the very north of the boot and borders on the Switzerland, The viticulture here goes on Etruscan, Venetians, Ligurians and Romans back. The poet born in Mantua bze. Classics of Latin school reading Virgil (70-19 BC) reports of "rivers, lakes, olive trees, vines and golden grain fields" in his homeland. He probably meant the hills around Lake Garda, The large Po area is mainly used for agriculture and livestock farming.

The vineyards cover 22,500 hectares of vineyards. The best wine growing areas are mainly in the large area of the Lago di Como, Lago di Garda and Lago d'Iseo between Bergamo and Verona, as well as in (Valtellina) on the Swiss border. In Lombardy, the largest amount of Spumante (Sparkling wine) according to the Metodo classico ( bottle fermentation ) manufactured. The capital city of Milan is the largest wine market in Italy.

White wine varieties are Chardonnay. Cortese. Garganega, Incrocio Manzoni ( Manzoni Bianco ) Lambrusco Salamino. Lambrusco di Sorbara. Malvasia di Candia Aromatica or Malvasia Aromatica di Candia, Moscato Bianco ( Muscat Blanc ), Moscato Giallo ( Goldmuskateller ), Pinot Bianco ( Pinot Blanc ), Pinot Grigio ( Pinot gris ), Riesling Italico ( ), Riesling Renano ( Riesling ), Sauvignon ( Sauvignon Blanc ), Tuchì or Friulano ( Sauvignonasse ) Trebbiano Giallo. Trebbiano Toscano and Verdicchio Bianco (Trebbiano di Soave or Trebbiano Nostrano).

Red varieties are Ancellotta. Barbera, Berzamino ( Marzemino ), Bonarda ( Croatina ) Cabernet Franc. Cabernet Sauvignon. Carmenère, Corvina ( Corvina Veronese ) Fortana, Franconia ( ), Grappello Grasparossa ( Lambrusco grass parossa ), Grappello Maestri ( Lambrusco Maestri ), Grappello Marani ( Lambrusco Marani ), Grappello Ruperti ( Lambrusco Viadanese ), Groppello ( Groppello Gentile ) Groppello di Mocasina. Incrocio Terzi 1. Merlot. Molinara. Moscato di Scanzo. Nebbiolo or Chiavennasca, Negrara Trentina, Pinot Nero ( Pinot Noir ) Rondinella. Sangiovese. Schiava Gentile. Schiava Grigia. Schiava Lombarda, Ughetta ( Vespolina ) and Uva Rara,

The 15th IGT areas (IGP - the country wines) in Lombardy are Alto Mincio, Benaco Bresciano, Bergamasca, Collina del Milanese, Montenetto di Brescia, Provincia di Mantova, Provincia di Pavia, Quistello, Ronchi di Brescia, Ronchi Varesini, Sabbioneta, Sebino, Terrazze Retiche di Sondrio, Terre Lariane and Valcamonica. The 21 DOC areas and 5 DOCG areas are:

In the wine guide you will find
currently 134 284 Wines and 22 933 Producers, including 1 452 classified producers.
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