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Corvina

Corvina is a red wine grape variety that has long been associated with the Veneto region of Italy. It is grown mainly in the provinces of Verona, Vicenza and Padua, but is also found in other parts of the country. In Valpolicella it is considered an autochthonous variety.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

Corvina is a dark-skinned grape with small berries that produce a deep ruby red wine. The aromas are often described as being of cherries, plums, spices, leather, tobacco and almonds. On the palate, it is a medium-bodied wine, with a dry and tannic structure, and flavours of cherries, plums, blackberries, spices and herbs.

Fresh Corvina grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Corvina is mainly grown in the Veneto region of Italy. It is also found in Lombardy, Trentino-Alto Adige, and in small amounts in other parts of the country. Corvina is best grown on hillside vineyards with well-drained, limestone or clay soils. It is a late-ripening variety, and needs plenty of sun and warm temperatures to reach optimal ripeness. In the winery, the grapes are typically fermented in stainless steel tanks, and the wine is aged in oak barrels. Corvina is best known for the wines of Valpolicella, which are made in the Veneto region. These wines are typically blends of Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara, and can range from light-bodied and fruity to full-bodied and tannic. Corvina is also used to make the famous Amarone and Recioto wines, where the grapes are partially dried before being fermented. Corvina is a versatile grape that pairs well with a variety of dishes. It is particularly good with pasta dishes and lighter meats, such as chicken and pork. It also pairs well with cheeses, such as Pecorino and Parmesan.

Foods to pair with Corvina:

Pasta
Pizza
Deep fried
Beef
Game
Sausage
Smoky
Light meat
Salad
Fun Fact about Corvina
Corvina is also known as Corvina Veronese.

Top Wines with Corvina

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Masi Costasera Amarone della Valpolicella Classico is a robust and full-bodied red wine from the Valpolicella region in Veneto, Italy. This intense, complex wine has aromas of dried cherries and plums, as well as notes of vanilla, coffee and spice. On the palate, it offers layers of dark fruit flavors, with a firm structure and a lingering finish. It's perfect for drinking now or to cellar for years to come. Enjoy this bold and expressive Amarone with red meat dishes, game, or aged cheeses.
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Masi Campofiorin Rosso Veronese is a premium red wine produced by Masi Agricola, a renowned winery in the Veneto region of Italy. The wine is made from a blend of indigenous grape varieties grown in the rolling hills of Verona. The vineyards are characterized by their unique soil composition and microclimate, which impart distinct flavors and aromas to the grapes. The winemaking process involves a unique technique called "double fermentation," which enhances the wine's complexity and depth. The resulting wine is a rich, full-bodied red with notes of dark fruit, spice, and chocolate. Masi Campofiorin Rosso Veronese is a perfect choice for those seeking a premium Italian wine with a unique flavor profile.
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Zenato Ripassa Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore

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Zenato Ripassa Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore is a remarkable wine that showcases the expertise of its producer. Hailing from the renowned Valpolicella appellation in Italy, this wine is crafted with meticulous care. The vineyard features ideal conditions, with sun-drenched slopes and well-drained soil, resulting in grapes of exceptional quality. The winemaking process involves a unique technique called "ripasso," where the wine is refermented on the skins of Amarone grapes, adding depth and complexity. The result is a wine with a rich and velvety texture, bursting with flavors of ripe dark fruits, spices, and a hint of chocolate. This wine embodies the perfect balance between tradition and innovation, making it a true delight for wine enthusiasts.
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Zenato Amarone della Valpolicella Classico

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This full-bodied Amarone della Valpolicella Classico from Zenato is a bold and complex expression of the Valpolicella region. On the nose, aromas of ripe blackberries, dried figs, and dark spices mingle with notes of dried herbs and sweet vanilla. On the palate, the flavor profile is intense and concentrated, with ripe, jammy fruit, rich cocoa, and licorice flavors, balanced by a touch of oak and tobacco. The finish is long and persistent with a lingering hint of toasted almonds. Enjoy this Amarone with rich, gamey dishes or aged cheeses.
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"Allegrini Palazzo della Torre" is a classic Italian red wine produced by the esteemed winery Allegrini, located in the Valpolicella of Veneto, Italy. The wine is made using a blend of Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, and Sangiovese grapes, grown in the vineyards of the Palazzo della Torre estate, which feature limestone and clay soils. The winemaking process involves a unique technique called "ripasso," in which a portion of the wine undergoes a second fermentation on dried grape skins, adding richness and depth to the wine. The wine exhibits aromas of dark fruit, cherry, and chocolate, with a full-bodied and velvety palate, showcasing the elegant and complex style of the Veneto region.
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