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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  • Amarone Della Valpolicella

      Amarone della Valpolicella is the prized wine from the Veneto region of Italy, made with p...

  • Valpolicella

    Valpolicella is a DOC named for the valley in the Veneto region of Italy, meaning “valley of ma...

  • Vosne-romanée

      Vosne-Romanee is a village in the Cote des Nuits part of Burgundy’s Cote d’Or. It contains...

  • Italy

    Wine in Italy is as much an integral part of everyday culture as love, family, cuisine and usin...

  • Massachusetts

    The state of Massachusetts hosts more than a dozen wineries, scattered from its western end to th...

  • Valpolicella Classico Superiore

      Valpolicella Classico Superiore refers to the highest age statement of a Valpolicella prod...

  • Veneto

    The Veneto, located in the north-east of Italy, is a region that contributes a significant perc...

  • Valpolicella Classico

      Valpolicella Classico is the DOCG classification of wines produced within this specific vi...

  • Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico

      Amarone della Valpolicella Classico is the label used to distinguish Amarone and Recioto w...

Popular Wineries using Corvina

  • Cantina Sociale di Soave

    Today, Cantina di Soave still maintains the same basic co-operative philosophy, that of covering ...

  • Cantina di Soave

    Today, Cantina di Soave still maintains the same basic co-operative philosophy, that of covering ...

  • Allegrini

    The Allegrini Farm is located in Fumane di Valpolicella. For generations, the Allegrini family...

  • Michele Castellani

    With our work in the vineyards and our love for the grapes, we as a family are carrying on a wine...

  • Campagnola

    Since 1907 the Campagnola Winery, in the heart of historical Valpolicella area, researches and pi...

  • Corte Lenguin

    Check out the website of this wonderful small producer in the heart of the Valpolicella Classico ...

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Corvina on Snooth

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

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  • 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

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  • 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


  • Tommaso Bussola Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico Vigneto Alto Tb 2007

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    93 Read More

    Wine review by torbjorn222


  • Tommaso Bussola Recioto Della Valpolicella Tb 2006

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    Bottled in SeptemberAll from grapes dried until march march, fermented then then aged in 100% new barrique,Smoky with very forest floor driven aromas that are a meaty, though this isnt showing much today. Chewy and dense in the mouth this is indecipherable today. Its got a lot of extract; an extract monster in fact, fairly sweet. Frankly sweet a... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Bussola Recioto Della Valpolicella 2009

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    Fermented 80% in January, final 20% in March, remains in SS for one year.Super small black fruits in alcohol greets the nose with very spicy, almost cedary notes though this sees no wood. Theres a lovely interplay of sugar and acids in the mouth, big acids that refresh the plate from some licorice, cola, syrah and root beer flavors on the palate... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


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