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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  • Masi Tupungato Corbec Uco Valley 2013

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    Rich savory spice and barbecue sauce aromas with dark black cherry and blackberry fruit. A bit cooler on the palate but not by much, this behaves itself well, expressing oaky notes of spice, dark blackberry and black chocolate, chunky tannins and and light creamy espresso finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Masi Tupungato Passo Doble Malbec Corvina 2015

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    Smoky, dark and earthy with a fungal, almost musty note. A bit brighter on the palate, still quite earthy with ripe red fruit flavors of red currant and cranberry, dark chocolate earthiness and a spicy, acidic finish of tart plum skin and tobacco. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Tommasi Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico Veneto 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • According to a YouGov poll, forty-one percent of Americans enjoy wine with ... ... to use more of their local Corvina variety, a grape recognized as their noblest variety, which adds acidity and bright fruit flavors. Amarone’s evolution to a higher quality fine wine has been noted by their elevated status to DOCG, in December of 2009. This win... Read More

    From the article The One and Only Wine You Need This Thanksgiving


  • Masi Campofiorin 2012

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    Wow this is a really good wine. One of the best I've had in a while. It is very smooth with a lot of flavor. It has a complex rich taste. Read More

    Wine review by Tony Colozza


  • Sopra Sasso Amarone Della Valpolicella 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Tedeschi Valpolicella Classico Lucchine 2015

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    I had at European in Derby Read More

    Wine review by gmb468


  • Zenato Azienda Zenato Alanera Rosso Veronese 2012

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    Very easy drinker. Quite light bodied. Moderate fruit. Good acid. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • 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


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