Oltrepò Pavese. Where, please?
The Oltrepò Pavese is a hilly area in the south of Lombardy near Pavia. As the name says, "on the other side of the Po". Geographically and culturally wedged between Piedmont, Emilia and Lombardy, an independent wine culture has developed in the Oltrepò, which until now was exclusively at the service of the Milanese and is now seeking contact with foreign countries for the first time. But two obstacles stand in the way of the Oltrepò Pavese winegrowers
First problem: the wine that is not picked up by the tankers of the northern Italian spumante houses is almost entirely drunk in nearby Milan. As a result, Oltrepò Pavese wines are unknown outside the region and their style is tailored to the preferences of nearby city dwellers