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Grape Varieties - Corvina

Corvina
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Corvina Veronese (to give it its full name) is the staple grape of Veneto reds Valpolicella and Bardolino, where it is blended with the inferior Rondinella (one of its offspring) and Molinara. 

Corvina is perhaps named for its colour (being that of the feathers of a crow (corvo), or from the word cruina, meaning unripe (relating to the late-ripening characteristic of the variety). 

This variety is part of the Refosco group; indeed, Corvina is a child of Refosco dal Pedunculo Rosso, ergo related to Marzemino, Teroldego and Lagrein.

Signature Style

Signature Style

Snappy, fresh, dark cherry fruit than can offer a certain sourness. When planted in the right place and yield is restricted, Corvina can produce wines of depth and intensity.

Famous Examples

Famous Examples

Valpolicella inc Amarone and Recioto; Bardolino

Principle Regions

Principle Regions

Veneto in northern Italy

Synonyms

Synonyms

Cruina

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