LOMBARDY

Lombardy is the wealthiest of the Italian regions and located in the north central part of Italy.  It produces many red wines, but is known for its sparkling wines that come from the Franciacorta and Oltrepò Pavese areas of the region.  Their winemaking dates back to when the Greeks settled there and would trade with neighboring regions, with today, the Valtellina area of Lombardy producing mainly Greek style vintages.