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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Corvina on Snooth

  • Cesari Jema 2009

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    Full bodied, silky, toasted vanilla-y oak, bright red fruits cherry jam and pomegranate.... magnificent 91 pts. Read More

    Wine review by joebernardinoATyahoo


  • Bertani Recioto Della Valpolicella 2008

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    Really interesting Italian dessert wine. Big hit of raspberry jam on the nose and the palate along with ripe black cherry. Not overly sweet for a sweet wine but a decent amount or residual sugar to support the acidity. There's a touch of smokey chocolate on the backend that goes nicely with the medium finish. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Holly,I've not tried a 100% Corvina.  I have a 2000 Allegrini Amarone though!  :) Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • Hi Darren,thanks for your support!Let me confirm you that Valpolicella   ... you haven't tried yet CORVINA grape, taste it: during last years winemakers in Valpolicella are valueting it in single-variety vinification with excellent results!! e.g.     ALLEGRINI   "La Poja 2009" &nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • Hello Everybody!Sorry  for mine english but I'm improving it!!!In this moment I'm interested in Germany wine, Riesling in particulary.Thanks for any wine advice   Read More

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  • Famiglia Pasqua Amarone 2010

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    Ruby red with a tinge of brick in the glass. Dark fruits on the nose that change to red and raisins when drank and some earthiness that reminds me of sweet edler berry wine. Acidity is light and the tannins are smooth with a short finish. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Zenato Amarone Classico 2009

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    Amarone Zenato 2009. Beautiful Bottle.Non complicated wine- straight forward Amarone.Medium BodyFull Front Fruit (Juicy)Long,long Dry leathery finish. Classic Amarone.Easily followed by Ca' Marcanda Gaja Supertuscan Blend Toscana IGT Promis (2010): Read More

    Wine review by William Djubin


  • Bertani Amarone 2004

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    No written review

    Wine review by ApelsecS


  • Cesari Amarone 2009

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    With Mr. Opici and Mr. Cesari. -Mille Gratis for the opportunity to serve wine.Pinot Grigio Cesari was also poured.. F&B on point. Read More

    Wine review by William Djubin


  • Bussola Amarone Classico 2007

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