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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  • 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 Della Valpolicella Classico DOCG Veneto 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


  • 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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    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


  • Tommasi Recioto Della Valpolicella Fiorato 2010

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    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

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    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

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    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


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