Wines by Region
Valtellina is within Lombardy, close to Lake Como. Nebbiolo is the red wine produced here but it's called Chiavennasca; it's lighter and more "pinot-like" than its Piemontese sister. Lombardy also produces some great Pinot Noir (they call it Pinot Nero) especially around Oltrepò Pavese. The sparkling wine is called Franciacorta and is made with Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Blanc grapes in the same style as Champagne.