BERGAMASCA IGT

Descrizione

The cultivation of the vines was once spread throughout both the hills and the plains: the main crop was grown on the hills, while in the plains the vines were simply grown along the rows of elm or other trees but were never used for wine production. Later on, thanks to both the eradication of the rows of woody plants and mechanical advances, viticulture remained the prerogative of the hills, where today the vines still find their ideal environment. There are rows of vines spread over seventy kilometres from the Adda River to Lake Iseo, in addition to the hilly areas of the Cavallina valley, the lower Camonica valley from Lovere to Rogno, the western shore of Lake Iseo and in both the Seriana Valley and the Brembana valley, all of course, are territories of Bergamo. 


The Bergamasca IGT wines include white wines, red wines, ‘young’ red wines, rosé and red Muscat wines. All of these wines must contain at least 85% of grapes from vines certified by the Province of Bergamo. The specification regulates the various production stages of all the wines including the maximum amount of reducing sugars in the Bergamasco Muscat (20 grams per litre). All the wines have an alcohol content of 11% except the ‘Schiava’ rosé that can have a minimum of 10%. Wine colours range from the pale yellow of the white wine to the cherry red of the ‘Schiave’ and regular rosé, through to the ruby red of the red wine. 

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The cultivation of the vines was once spread throughout both the hills and the plains: the main crop was grown on the hills, while in the plains the vines were simply grown along the rows of elm or other trees but were never used for wine production. Later on, thanks to both the eradication of the rows of woody plants and mechanical advances, viticulture remained the prerogative of the hills, where today the vines still find their ideal environment. There are rows of vines spread over seventy kilometres from the Adda River to Lake Iseo, in addition to the hilly areas of the Cavallina valley, the lower Camonica valley from Lovere to Rogno, the western shore of Lake Iseo and in both the Seriana Valley and the Brembana valley, all of course, are territories of Bergamo. 


The Bergamasca IGT wines include white wines, red wines, ‘young’ red wines, rosé and red Muscat wines. All of these wines must contain at least 85% of grapes from vines certified by the Province of Bergamo. The specification regulates the various production stages of all the wines including the maximum amount of reducing sugars in the Bergamasco Muscat (20 grams per litre). All the wines have an alcohol content of 11% except the ‘Schiava’ rosé that can have a minimum of 10%. Wine colours range from the pale yellow of the white wine to the cherry red of the ‘Schiave’ and regular rosé, through to the ruby red of the red wine. 

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Pairings

The suggested pairings are the classics: white wine with fish, vegetables and light first courses: red wine with red meat, game and meat based sauces; rosé with pasta and cheeses and Muscat with dessert. 

Curiosity

Valcalepio Protection Consortium

East Lombardy is the European region
of gastronomy 2017