Italian new releases, part 2 – Lombardia, Alto Adige and Trentino

Castello Cigognola and vineyards

Castello di Cigognola and vineyards are pictured above. See part 1 of this series on Valle d'Aosta and Piemonte, part 3 on Friuli and Veneto, part 4 on Emilia-Romagna and Toscana and part 5 on Umbria, Marche and Abruzzo. Part 6 still to come.

Lombardia is best known for its alpine Nebbiolos from Valtellina and the traditional-method sparkling wines from Franciacorta. The Oltrepò Pavese DOC is probably less well known. This large wine region south of the town of Pavia is right on the border of Emilia-Romagna to the east and Piemonte to the south-west. It...