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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Molinara on Snooth

  • 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


  • Casa Sola Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2011

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    Black olive, black pepper and moist forest floor earthiness with warm raspberry jam and black cherry aromas. This is tart and light on its feet with fresh red fruit flavors of red currant, cherry and cranberry, a zesty spiciness playing across the palate and classic Chianti earthy tannins stoking the warm spice on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • According to a YouGov poll, forty-one percent of Americans enjoy wine with ... ... the corvina, rondinella and molinara grapes, I enjoy the complexity and depth of these wines starting with rich aromatics and full body full of dark fruit and raisin-like notes due to the appassimento, or drying process, of the grapes. Definitely a wine that nee... Read More

    From the article The One and Only Wine You Need This Thanksgiving


  • Sopra Sasso Amarone Della Valpolicella 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Tommasi Valpolicella Ripasso 2013

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    Herbal strawberry and basil aromas with tomato leaf notes of dusty earth, floral spice and black pepper. On the palate the fruit is more expressive, cherry and cranberry fruit coming through though still herbal, this shows a bit of clay and more drying earth towards the finish before rounding off some of the dark berry fruit with oak spice and a... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Famiglia Pasqua Amarone 2013

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    well established and balanced nose of black fruits, spices and chocolates, which is similarly experienced on the palate. large, yet elegant! Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Frescaripa Bardolino Classico DOC 2014

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    cassis and sweet cherries on the nose. savoury with hints of tomatoes and thyme. interesting, and so heartily Italian. Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Luigi Righetti Amarone 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by bobvree


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