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San Martino della Battaglia

DOC area for white wine in the border region of the Italian regions Lombardy and Veneto at the south end of the Lake Garda, The area is named after a battlefield on which the Piedmontese defeated the Austrians in 1859. The zone comprises around 25 hectares of vineyards in the municipalities of Desenzano del Garda, Lonato, Pozzolengo and Sirmione in the province of Brescia (Lombardy), as well as Peschiera del Garda in the province of Verona (Veneto). This makes the area one of the smallest wine-growing areas Europe. The former name was "Tocai di San Martino della Battaglia", which after Hungarian intervention (to be confused with the Tokaj to be excluded) after years of disputes in accordance with the EU decision by the "Tocai di" had to be reduced.

The dry, sun-yellow wine with an almond and lemon aroma is made from at least 80% clothì ( Sauvignonasse ) and a maximum of 20% other approved varieties. The name Tuchì only applies to this DOC area, because in Friuli-Venezia Giulia is called the Friulano variety and in the rest of the Veneto Tai (the earlier, no longer permissible name was Tocai Friulano). There is also a sprinkled sweet Liquoroso with 15% vol alcohol content, If the grapes come from classified vineyards, can Vigna followed by the location name.

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