Production area for red wines, rosé wines, white wines and sparkling wines in the Italian region of Lombardy. The zone (DOC, DOCG and IGT Provincia di Pavia) is the third largest in Italy after Asti and Chianti, with 16,000 hectares of vineyards. The Oltrepò geographical area is located in the south of the province of Pavia, on the border with Piedmont and Emilia-Romagna. The total area is almost 100,000 hectares, mostly hilly and mountainous, at 300 to 400 metres above sea level. The climate is characterised by dry winters and ventilated summers, with high temperature fluctuations due to air currents rising on the slopes. The soils of the hill foothills consist of marine sedimentary rock with a clay component.
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