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Lombardia: sparkling wines and up-and-coming reds

One of the largest regions in Italy, with Milan at its core, Lombardy is usually associated with finance, fashion, and a thriving industrial sector that accounts for a large share of the Italian GDP.

However, it is also one of the most important regions for wine production, offering a wide range of different styles, largely due to the sheer variety of microclimates and soils created by the presence of the Alps in the north, lakes on their foothills, and the Padana plain extending southward.

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Lombardia in a Nutshell
  • Area: 23.864 km2 (4th out of 20)
  • Mountain: 40,5%
  • Hill: 12,4%
  • Plain: 47%
  • Highest peak: Punta Perucchetti (4,020 mt)
  • Population: 9.976.509 (16,9%)
  • Provinces: Bergamo, Brescia, Como, Cremona, Lecco, Lodi, Mantova, Milano, Monza e Brianza, Pavia, Sondrio, Varese.
Lombardy, Italy
Lake Garda, Lombardia, Italia

 

Interesting facts about Lombardy
  • Despite its global fame and recognition, Franciacorta only accounts for roughly 7% of the regional surface under vine.
  • Oltrepò Pavese, instead, accounts for 60% of the regional wine output.
  • 51% of the regional production is white wine and 49% is red wine.
  • Lombardy is the third Italian region by sparkling wine output after Veneto and Piedmont.
  • Tucked between Veneto and Lombardy, Lake Garda creates a Mediterranean enclave within Northern Italy, with vineyards and olive growing in its surroundings benefiting from a nearly Mediterranean climate - as opposed to the continental climate of the rest of the region.

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Wine areas

Discover Lombardy's wine appellations: Franciacorta, Oltrepò Pavese Metodo Classico, Scanzo, Sforzato di Valtellina Valtellina Superiore

Grapes

Lombardy, situated in the north-central part of Italy, is a notable wine region known for its diverse grape varieties, with Nebbiolo being prominent in the Valtellina area.

Wineries

Discover Lombardy's hidden vineyards near Milan, including Franciacorta and Valtellina, offering unique wines that blend tradition and innovation in Italy's winemaking.

Travel

Discover Lombardy: Milan, Lake Como, Lake Garda, Bergamo Brescia, Franciacorta, Mantua, Stelvio National Park, Cremona, Valtellina

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