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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  • Fattoria Il Poggio

    The history of the farm “Il Poggio” is nearly as ancient as its land, which has always rewarded m...

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    The many guests who arrive at our winery every day cannot help but notice that they are literally...

  • Cantina Zaccagnini

    Cantina Zaccagnini is a winery located in Abruzzo, Italy. The winery was established in the la...

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    Tommasi Viticoltori(Tommasi vintners) is a family viticulture firm founded in 1902. It is situat...

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  • Le Ragose Amarone Marta Galli 2006


    In tonneaux Woody on the nose and spicy with paprika, black currant, spicy green leaves, and strawberry top aromas. theres a sweetness of wood early on the palate, which is large scaled and typical of high end Amarone. Rich with dark fruit that is a bit extracted and deeply flavored with candied cherry notes and hint of black plum. This is a bi... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Speri Amarone 2009


    Deep, complex, and masculine, if a bit oaky at first, though air brings out huge mineral notes with elegant floral high tones layered over a core of black cherry fruit with a little prune accent. On entry this is muscular and sinewy, tightly packed with fine grained tannins and big cherry fruit followed by layered mineral and oak notes. This is ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Tommasi Amarone Ca Florian 2007


    7000 bottles, Corvina, Corvinone, rondinella, a little longer drying process than Amarone, aged for four year, two years tonneaux, two years in botte, Sweet candied black cherry fruit greets the nose along with a huge chocolate note, and steeped green herb accents. rather spicy and pure in the mouth, this shows much more energy and transparency... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Masi Costasera Amarone Classico 2009


    Fine on the nose with well delineated aromas of minerals and dark fruit that is peppery with grilled meat notes. Polished and rich on the palate but with good clarity to the soft dried red fruit, red cherry flavors. The palate is firm with soft tannins, but this remains very easy to drink turning fairly complex on the back end with mineral dr... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Tommaso Bussola Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico Vigneto Alto Tb 2007


    Super meaty on the nose with a spicy note that recalls freshly grated ginger along with notes of leather and a vegemite earthiness. In the mouth this is richer than the 08, smooth and more pliant and obviously fruity with spicy dried fruit character and less minerality. A bit more drying tannin is wrapped in the dark dried fruits that feature a... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Tommaso Bussola Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico 2008


    Meaty, leathery, and spicy on the nose with big dried cherry fruit. while showing some wood in the mouth this remains smooth and polished, and attractively a little light bodied, if rich with alcohol. Attractive flavors of candied bitter cherry fruit are rather refined with a dusty mineral note and good length. Large scaled and elegant is ultim... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Zenato Amarone Classico 2009


    Three years in botte then one in bottle Fine bitter black nose, soil driven with old wood framing items, lots of medicinal licorice, a little orange peel, and almost minty character. Big on entry with lots of dry extract, you can feel this wine, though there are great acids and lovely soft supporting tannins supporting the masses of dark fruit ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Tommasi Amarone 2009


    Low acid. Hints of juicy fruit. Long finish on the palate. Full Bodied - did not need any breathing. Read More

    Wine review by icbang

  • Tisdale Vineyards Shiraz California 2008


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  • Bertani Amarone 2004


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    Wine review by AlexWhite

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