Ultimate Guide to the Lombardy Wine Region


Famous Wines of the Lombardy Wine Region

Finding good wines is all about trial and error. Depending on your personal tastes, it may take a while to find the right flavor to suit your palate. It helps to try different varieties from multiple labels when you're seeking your wine niche. In order to find great Lombardy wines, you need look no farther than the appellation of origin labels. You can find supreme reds, whites and ros├ęs under each classification.

DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita)

  • Franciacorta
  • Sforzato di Valtellina or Sfursat di Valtellina
  • Valtellina Superiore

DOC (Denominazione di Origine Controllata)

  • Botticino
  • Capriano del Colle
  • Cellatica
  • Garda
  • Garda Colli Mantovani
  • Lambrusco Mantovano
  • Lugana
  • Moscato di Scanzo
  • Oltrepo Pavese
  • Riviera del Garda Bresciano
  • San Colombano al Lambro
  • San Martino della Battaglia
  • Terre di Franciacorta
  • Valcalepio
  • Valtellina Rosso or Rosso di Valtellina

IGT (Indicazione Geografica Tipica)

  • Alto Mincio
  • Benaco Bresciano
  • Bergamasca
  • Collina del Milanese
  • Montenetto di Brescia
  • Provincia di Mantova or Mantova
  • Provincia di Pavia or Pavia
  • Quistello
  • Ronchi di Brescia
  • Sabbioneta
  • Sebino
  • Terrazze Retiche di Sondrio
  • Valcamonica [source: ItalianMade]

Now that you can readily identify Lombardy's wines, buy a bottle and drink up from this famous Italian region. Ciao, bella!

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