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 Arele Appassimento 2013

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    Dry, plums...hard to discern. Med. Body. Read More

    Wine review by tjjm


  • Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico Luigi Righetti 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Circle S Vineyards Corvina Texas Amarone 2008

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    It is now 2016 so this wine is ripe! What a great full taste. Must sip before the food to get it all. Read More

    Wine review by Trickydicky111


  • Allegrini Palazzo Della Torre 2011

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    Black and blue fruits on the nose even if a bit shy. A rather heavy dark cherry on the palate followed by enough acid to balance and finished rather long with mouth drying tannins, Reminded me a bit of a tannat blend. Interesting and different. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Terre Molin Amarone 2005

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    Opened a bottle in the summer of 2016. Smooth, dry, no hint of acid. Golden-reddish-brown color with long finish. Read More

    Wine review by icbang


  • Cantine di Ora Amicone Veneto Rosso 2010

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    Deep and dark, musty raisin and berry, rich with well-balanced Tannins and Acidity and smooth long finish of more earth, fruit, and mineral. Lovely. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Corte Armani Valpolecella Classico Superior Ripasso 2010

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    88-89 points and very well done. This is not a "baby Amarone" for nothing. Good fruit raspbrerry, dark cherry with a touch of blackberry thrown in for good measure. Enough spice and pepper to give a little added snap to the acidity. The tannins are amazingly light yet aggressive enough to give a little chew to the wine. Very enjoyable drinker an... Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Gran Passione Rosso 2014

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    Richly earthed notes of cherry and cranberry with a nice jamminess on the nose. Nicely full in the mouth with well-integrated but medium-light tannins, floral notes of rose petal and raspberry notes that finishes with a hint of licorice. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Monte Tondo Valpolicella San Pietro 2008

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    2013 vintage - smooth with light fruit flavors and spice notes. Read More

    Wine review by BeautifulCalamity


  • Bolla Torr'Alta Veronese 2012

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    I had this for the first time Christmas Eve (2016) - bought it at a hole in ... I'm not familiar with the Corvina grape, but am going to seek out more of the Veronese wines. Read More

    Wine review by EQWinemd


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