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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.
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: