Wines and historical facts about the Oltrepò Pavese Valley

Updated: May 13, 2020

Oltrepo Pavese popularly known as DOC land is located in the southern part of Lombardia. It is on the forty-fifth parallel axis. Oltrepo Pavese is one of the areas in Lombardy Italy that produces sixty per cent of the wine in the world. It is well-known for the production of large quantities of Bonarda, Riesling and Pinot Noir. Oltrepo Pavese comes in third place as the largest Pinot Norproducers in Italy.  The first vineyards that can be found in Oltrepo are Bonarda, Barbera, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Nero, and Riesling.

The producers of wine in Oltrepo Pavese comply with all the specifications required for this particular area of production. Some of the factors that make this area ideal for vineyards include an excellent microclimate, balanced soil acidity, and well-drained soils. The climate allows for early ripening of grapes and high sugar content in the fruit.

The cultivation of wine in Oltrepo Pavese has continued for the past 3000 years. The middle age mostly cultivates the wine in Italy. The advancement of wine in these areas brought about a steady flow of quality wine that serve big cities like Milan and Pavia.  Three million litres of wine were transported to cities like Milan by the 13th century.  

The monks traded wine which was mainly in convents.  This productive activity brought stability in these areas and even became major tourist attractions sites with time. Oltrepo Pavese is an incredible area not only for wine production but also for tourists who wish to unwind. The climate is awesome and the area diverse with a broad range of sceneries and cultures. Traditional food in the area is incredible, and so is the wine.  There is also a wide variety of tropical products that you do not want to miss at the beautiful Oltrepo Pavese. All these features make this place a must-visit for wine enthusiasts.

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