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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 the Etruscan, Venetians, Ligurians and Romans back. Mantua-born poet 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 him Lake Garda, The large Po plain is mainly used for agriculture and livestock.

The vineyards cover 22,500 hectares of vineyards. The best winegrowing areas are located mainly in the great Lago di Como, Lake Garda and Lake Iseo lakes between Bergamo and Verona, as well as in the (Valtellina) on the Swiss border. In Lombardy is the largest amount Spumante (Sparkling wine) after the Metodo classico ( bottle fermentation ) manufactured. The capital Milan is the largest wine market in Italy.

White wines 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).

Are red wines Ancellotta. Barbera, Berzamino ( Marzemino ), Bonarda ( Croatina ) Cabernet Franc. Cabernet Sauvignon. Carmenère, Corvina ( Corvina Veronese ) Fortana, Franconia ( ), Grappello Grasparossa ( Lambrusco Grasparossa ), 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 Lombardy (IGP) are Alto Mincio, Benaco Bresciano, Bergamasca, Collina del Milanese, 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 129 938 Wines and 23 053 Producers, including 1 287 classified producers.
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