The hill of San Colombano
The countries that administer the production area of the DOC wine San Colomabo are: Graffignana, Sant'Angelo Lodigiano, Inverno Monteleone, Miradolo Terme e San Colombano al Lambro. Among these, the most in wine-making tradition and culture for entity of hilly territory they administer are: San Colombano al Lambro, Miradolo Terme e Graffignana.
San Colombano and the name of wines with denomination of origin rare and unusual products on a hill feature, an isolated protuberance in the middle of the Po Valley, south of the great Milan, between the Po and the Lower Lodigiana Pavese; is in fact about 40 km from Milan, Pavia and thirty from 15 to Lodi. It 'always, for more than a millennium, a small wine area.
On clear days, from the hill that overlooks the village of San Colombano's vision extends to the north and reaches the entire Alpine range, while on the side of Miradolo Terme, south, gaze opens the Po Valley up to the Apennines.
The hill and surrounded by the plains, arable land with many irrigation canals built over time by the men, including the Roggia Colombana lapping up the hill to the north and the south Nero's passing.
The plain and land of forages, cereals, rice farms where they produce a milk processed mostly in cheeses with DOP and IGT, such as Grana Padano, pannerone, gorgonzola and mascarpone.
The historical references speak of a quality wine that comes from hard-working relationship between professionalism of man and the divine vocation of the territory, which was awarded in 1984 with the recognition of a designation of origin area.
The I.G.T. mark
With the 1995 vintage, the production area of an Colombano and Doc area also IGT (IGT) Hill of the Milanese. With this indication are offered and valued primarily single-variety wines: Verdea, Riesling, Malvasia, Pinot Blanc and red, Chardonnay, Barbera Croatina, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot wines sparkling, young, fresh and fruity but also aged in small batches casks or small barrels, some excellent sparkling wine, and charmat classic method, a sign of quality improvement and professional in the area. It is typical wines, custom, prestige and pride of each winery, produced with passion and professionalism, which contain the tastes and values of a small hilly area.
(source Consorzio Volontario Vino D.O.C. San Colombano - www.sancolombanodoc.it)