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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  • Cesari Amarone 2009


    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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    Wine review by torbjorn222

  • Tommaso Bussola Recioto Della Valpolicella Tb 2006


    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


    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

  • Tommasi Recioto Della Valpolicella Fiorato 2010


    Gorgeous on the nose full of notes of violets, spicy and jammy with wild berry, prune, salted plum and mulberry fruit. Creamy and quite sweet in the mouth, this remains clear on the palate with lovely balsamic toned prune, dried cherry and wild strawberry jam flavors that leads to a modest finish with some peppery spicy nuances. This is soft an... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Le Ragose Recioto Della Valpolicella 2009


    Herbal and earthy on the nose with spicy, peppery accents over the medicinal black cherry base notes that shows a slightly roasted edge. Supple and smooth in entry, this counters early mineral notes with a late arriving chewy chocolate laced finish. Between the two floats a mass of black cherry fruit, macerated herbs, and some light nutty and qu... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Recioto Della Valpolicella la Roggia 2010


    Huge aromas of raisins, dried blackberries, black cherries are joined by accents of bitter chocolate, black tea, and leather on the complex and deep nose. This is relatively sweet, with huge acids keep this lively, if quite creamy with black cherry fruit laced with vanilla on the palate. Theres a lot of spice and floral accent to the palate tho... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • It’s the heart of winter here in the northern hemisphere, a time when our ... though relying mostly on the Corvina and Corvinone twins for most of its character, it is a wine that undergoes a bit of a unique process. The grapes are cultivated in a zone that also allows for the production of the much lighter Valpolicella as well as recioto, the ... Read More

    From the article Understanding Amarone

  • Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico DOC 6 Flaschen In Original-Holzkiste Bertani Grezzana Venetien 2001


    Here we have a wine just hitting its stride and full of aromatic tea, dried soil, dried flowers, a bit of fungi, and an underlying sweetness to the emerging notes of dried meat, licorice and cooked fennel. While the nose gives the impression of something older, this is still fresh and tight on entry, with real focus, and very elegant with attrac... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Bertani Villa Arvedi 2010


    A fresher, more immediate style of Amarone produced since 2000 Spicy on the nose, with a lovely mix of African and Provençal spices. Almost curry like aromas are layered under big black cherry and wild berry fruit. Soft on entry with nice acids, and minor if firm tannins, this is round and creamy, with lots of bitter cherry wild berry fruit tha... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

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