Lombardy

Perhaps one of the most ironic things about the wine of Italy’s Lombardy (Lombardia) region is that while this area is the industrial powerhouse of the country you will find some of the most artisan, small production wines.  Situated in the central north of Italy, is known for its top quality, still and sparkling wines. Lombardy is known particularly for its sparkling wines made in the Franciacorta and Oltrepò Pavese areas. Lombardy also produces still red, white and rosé wines made from a variety of local and international grapes including Nebbiolo, Croatina, Bonarda e Riesling Italico.

The Cantina vineyards go back more than 90 years and are situated in the hills to the south of Lake Garda. One of our favourites being the San Biagio Cabernet. Unusual for the area this combines two grape varieties normally found in France; Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. This combination goes perfectly with cold cuts of meat and game.

Closer to the traditional wines would be the Chiaretto. This light, rose wine would easily be combined with appetizers, vegetable risottos and various white meats.