Corvina

Common synonyms: Corvina Veronese, Cruina, Cassabria

Parentage of the grape: indigenous to Veneto, Italy

History of the grape: There are 6th century written documents by Cassiodoro, a magistrate of Visigoth King Theodorus, describing a sweet wine made from half dried grapes in Verona that is most likely an early version of Amarone or Recioto made from Corvina. “Straw wine,” the process used to make these wines by drying grapes on straw mats before pressing, is a style of wine-making that was passed on from the ancient Greeks. In 643 Lombard King Rotari wrote an edict protecting Corvina and other local grapes from being pulled. Venice became a center of trade during the Byzantine Empire, and Valpolicella (a name that is a likely combination of ancient Greek and Latin meaning “wine from many cellars”) wines made with Corvina (and traditionally Rondinella and Molinara) became a popular export. But subsequent trade embargoes with the Ottomans forced local wine-makers to broaden Read more »

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  • Tommasi Valpolicella Ripasso 2013

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    Herbal strawberry and basil aromas with tomato leaf notes of dusty earth, floral spice and black pepper. On the palate the fruit is more expressive, cherry and cranberry fruit coming through though still herbal, this shows a bit of clay and more drying earth towards the finish before rounding off some of the dark berry fruit with oak spice and a... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Famiglia Pasqua Amarone 2013

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    well established and balanced nose of black fruits, spices and chocolates, which is similarly experienced on the palate. large, yet elegant! Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Zenato Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico 2009

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Frescaripa Bardolino Classico DOC 2014

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    cassis and sweet cherries on the nose. savoury with hints of tomatoes and thyme. interesting, and so heartily Italian. Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Allegrini Palazzo Della Torre 2011

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    Had this with dinner at Del Frisco's Eagle in Dallas. This one from Wine.com seems very accurate to me - '"One of the brightest and most consistent stars from the Allegrini portfolio, the 2011 Palazzo della Torre does a great job in framing local flavors with the current and future favored global drinking style- soft, ripe and smooth, but not ov... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Speri Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripasso 2014

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    nice flowery nose. plummy and jammy, and quite strong Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Speri Valpolicella Classico 2015

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    rounded palate with plums Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Tenuta Sant'Antonio Scaia Rosso 2014

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    A nice red table wine, smooth and medium body. Other than the value you get with that price, the bottle has a glass top instead of a cork, you can keep the bottle for your own infused olive oil! Read More

    Wine review by mindoslu


  • Masi Tupungato Corbec Corvina Malbec Valle de Uco 2009

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Alpha Zeta Valpolicella 2015

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    Appearance is super light and transparently clear....cherry/raspberry juice looking. The aromas are fresh, lively and youthful....cranberry and tart cherry dominate...the flavors follow suit, being young, tart but fruity and juicy....the mouthfeel is juicy, light and drinkable. Not what I'm used to but I'm glad I tried this wine made from loca... Read More

    Wine review by chriscage


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