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Oltrepo Pavese

Po Valley wine region.

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The Po Valley is the largest wine region in Lombardy, producing Oltrepo Pavese wines, many of which are nominated Denomination of Origin Controlled (DOC). It produces over 20 varieties of still and sparkling wines. Typical grapes used to produce white wines are Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling Italico and Pinot Nero. Red wines are produced from Pinot Nero and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. The region's sparkling wines vary in their levels of 'sparkle'; frizzante wines are typically made from either the Croatina and Moscato grapes producing dry, semi-sweet and liquoroso wines, the latter being more of a dessert wine. It is also a prolific producer of Pinot Noir grapes - some of which are also used to make sparkling wines.