Lombardia's wine regions are scattered over a wide area, and there is no strong style that screams Lombardian wine. Many of its appellations take on the personalities of its neighbors. Lambrusco Montovano belongs more to Emilia-Romagna, the Barbera blends of Oltrepo Pavese and Nebbiolo of Valtellina to Piemonte, and Lugana to the Lake Garda area that it shares with the Veneto.
The wines that are most wholly Lombardia's own are the ones made from French grapes on the hills around Brescia and Bergamo. Franciacorta has the same production requirements as vintage Champagne, and can be just as good. Cab/Merlot blends and still whites from Chardonnay and Piniot Gris are also made, in what constitutes a little French wine quarter just northeast of Milan.