Containing an exciting mix of wine producing subregions, Lombardy is Italy?s largest in size and population. Good quality?Pinot noir,?Bonarda?and?Barbera?have elevated the reputation of the plains of Oltrep? Pavese. To its northeast in the Alps, Valtellina is the source of Italy?s best?Nebbiolo?wines outside of Piedmont. Often missed in the shadow of Prosecco, Franciacorta produces collectively Italy?s best Champagne style wines, and for the fun and less serious bubbly, find?Lambrusco?Mantovano around the city of Mantua. Lugana, a dry white with a devoted following, is produced to the southwest of Lake Garda.