Molinara

Common synonyms: Breppion Scavolegno, Breppion Scuro, Breppon, Molinara Ciara, Molinara Rada, Pola, Rossanella, Rossanella Gentile, Rossara, Rossara della Forcella, Rossiccio Chiaro, Scavolegno, Sola, Uva Salata, Vespone

Parentage of the grape: None found.

History of the grape: Traditionally used to add acidity to the Valpolicella blend, it is being phased out due to its propensity for rapid oxidation.

Characteristics of the grape: Pale in color, high in acidity, light in body. Can be tannic.

Regions where the grape currently is important: The Veneto.

Type or types of wines the grape produces: This variety is a traditional blending partner in Amarone, Valpolicella, and Bardolino. Its already minor role in these wines is shrinking further, however, as quality-minded producers replace it with Corvina and Rondinella.

Valpolicella can be anything from a relatively light and fresh wine to a rich one made in the ripasso style.

Amarone is fermented dry from grapes that are dried on straw Read more »

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  • DOCG regulations permit up to 25% of indigenous or what they call ... use the ... use the Corvina, Rondinella, Molinara, as well as Corvinone and things like Oseleta and Croatina, and Merlot and Cab are both allowed. The thinking is that it's not so much the grape as the vinification and the vineyard that matter.So you may dry the grapes for 1... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Chianti and Super Tuscans


  • DV - He didn't say they did - he just asked why they would, most everyone ... ... Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara Read More

    Forum post in the topic Chianti and Super Tuscans


  • Jack, I agree.  I used to be an Amarone fanatic and I would not buy ... ... three (Corvina, Rondinella, Molinara) usual grapes, if they started breaking tradition.  Now I guess traditions break all the time.  Look at religion, marriage, gender issues, etc.  I may have to accept that wine may be very different in ten years, but I hope no Read More

    Forum post in the topic Chianti and Super Tuscans


  • Read up on Lindeman's thread, and thought this would be a good topic to discuss.To Greg's point about blending Merlot and sometimes Cabernet in with Chianti blends, I hear that trend had been on the downswing, which is probably a good thing for Chianti proper, though there will be some really good "Super Tuscan's" made from the blending as well.... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Chianti and Super Tuscans


  • Masi Corvina Blend Veronese IGT Campofiorin 2015

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    These Valpolicella wines of Verona have an inviting perfume (nose) of medicinally scented fresh vines. Otherwise, the Corvina (note reference to the Corvids) grape is strongly endowed with bitter cherry (very home-spun in profile) and little else. Good outdoor picnic fare, if that's what you seek. 85. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • San Rustico Gaso Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico 2009

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Recioto Della Valpolicella Classico Luigi Righetti 2016

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Acinum Valpolicella 2014

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    Nice dried fruit, cedar, dry, old world Italian. Read More

    Wine review by higdog


  • Casa Sola Chianti Classico 2014

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    Smoked mixed berry and moist forest floor aromas with a pleasant spice note on the nose. Easy drinking palate of fresh red berry and cherry notes, medium body, dark chocolate and mineral earth on the mid palate, with chewy tannins wringing the finish dry. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Casa Sola Chianti Classico Riserva 2013

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    Thick, mineral tar and black smoke aromas with dark roast ground espresso beans on the nose. A bit more fruit on the palate, mostly raspberry and cherry, but with the same smoky, tarry, toasted flavors from the nose carrying through to the palate through to the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


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