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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  • Zironda Amarone Della Valpolicella 2008

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    I bought this bottle of wine from the website www.cellartrade.co.uk for £5. ... of corvina,rondinella and molinara though I do not know in what proportions.I started my bottle last night with my pizza supper and I did enjoy it. There is some very concentrated and intense blackberry and bramble style fruit with more than a hint of pepper or spi... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Masi Bonacosta Valpolicella Classico DOC 2017

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    Pours a gentle rustic ruby color, has good clarity and develops sound legs after an aggressive swirl. Very fruit forward aromas of soft cherry, blended with vanilla extract, muted leather and/or tobacco leaf. Flavors that are very much akin to the aroma, with plenty of berry, soft vanilla spice, slight oak and even some dry cranberry astringen... Read More

    Wine review by chriscage


  • Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico Biscardo 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • 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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    Wine review by martins2002


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