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Production area for red wines, rosé wines, white wines and sparkling wines in the Italian region of Lombardy. With 16,000 hectares of vineyards, the zone (DOC, DOCG and IGT Provincia di Pavia) is the third largest in Italy after Asti and Chianti. 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 covers almost 100,000 hectares of mostly hilly and mountainous terrain at an altitude of 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 up the slopes. The soils of the foothills consist of marine sedimentary rock with a clay component.

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