San Colombano al Lambro
|San Colombano al Lambro|
|Comune di San Colombano al Lambro|
|Metropolitan city||Milan (MI)|
|• Mayor||Pasquale Luigi Belloni|
|• Total||16.39 km2 (6.33 sq mi)|
|Elevation||80 m (260 ft)|
|Population (31 December 2010)|
|• Density||450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||St. Colombanus|
|Saint day||November 21|
San Colombano al Lambro borders the following municipalities: Borghetto Lodigiano, Graffignana, Livraga, Miradolo Terme, Orio Litta, and Chignolo Po, none of which are in the Metropolitan City of Milan.
San Colombano al Lambro is an exclave of the Metropolitan City of Milan at the junction between the Pavia and Lodi provinces. The exclave arose when the Province of Lodi was carved out of the Province of Milan, but a referendum in San Colombano indicated the locals' wish to stay in Milan. As a result, the comune is the only wine–producing area in the mostly urbanized Metropolitan City of Milan.
San Colombano DOC
The commune of San Colombano al Lambro is home to the Denominazione di origine controllata (DOC) wine which includes 100 hectares (250 acres) producing a single red wine. The wine is a blend of 30-45% Croatina, 25-40% Barbera, 5-15% Uva Rara and up to 15% of other local red grape varieties to round out the blend. All grapes destined for DOC wine production need to be harvested to a yield no greater than 11 tonnes/ha. The finished wine must attain a minimum alcohol level of 11% in order to be labelled with the San Colombano DOC designation.
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