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Corvina Veronese

A Classic Variety of the Veneto Region: Corvina Veronese is a grape variety that has been cultivated in the Veneto region of Italy for centuries. It is known for its intensely colored wines, complex aromas and flavors, and potential for long-term aging.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

Corvina Veronese grapes are deep blue-black in colour, and possess a firm, thick skin. They are characterized by high sugar content and fresh acidity. The resulting wines are often deep ruby red in hue and possess an intense aroma of black cherries, plums and other dark fruits, as well as notes of spices and a hint of bitter almonds. On the palate, these wines are full-bodied and robust, with a tannic structure that softens with age.

Fresh Corvina Veronese grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Corvina Veronese is most commonly found in the Veneto region, particularly in the Valpolicella, Soave, and Bardolino DOCs. It is also occasionally used in other DOCs, such as the Colli Berici and the Garda DOC. Corvina Veronese is considered to be a sensitive variety and needs to be grown in a well-ventilated area. It is best suited to soils that are rich in minerals, as this helps to give the wines more complexity. Wines made from Corvina Veronese tend to be fermented slowly and at lower temperatures in order to retain the variety's characteristic aromas and flavors. The most famous style of wine made from Corvina Veronese is the Valpolicella. This dry red is made from a blend of Corvina Veronese, Rondinella, and Molinara grapes and is characterized by intense aromas of dark fruits and spices, as well as a firm tannic structure. Valpolicella is often aged in oak barrels, which adds further complexity to the wine. Other styles of wine made from Corvina Veronese include the Bardolino, which is a light-bodied red with aromas of cherries and spices, and the Amarone della Valpolicella, which is a full-bodied, intensely flavored wine that has been aged for several years in oak barrels. Corvina Veronese-based wines are best enjoyed with a variety of dishes, from lighter fare such as salads and pastas to more robust dishes such as grilled meats or stews. These wines pair particularly well with dishes that feature mushrooms, as the earthy flavors of the fungi bring out the complexity of the wines.

Foods to pair with Corvina Veronese:

Pizza
Deep fried
Beef
Game
Sausage
Smoky
Light meat
Salad
Fun Fact about Corvina Veronese
Corvina Veronese plays an important role in the legend of Romeo and Juliet, as it is said that the two lovers drank Valpolicella on the night of their wedding.

Top Wines with Corvina Veronese

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Zenato Alanera Rosso Veronese

Zenato

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Zenato Alanera Rosso Veronese is a premium red wine produced by the renowned Zenato winery in the Veronese region of Italy. This wine is made from a blend of native grape varieties, including Corvina, Rondinella, and Corvinone, grown in the vineyards surrounding Lake Garda. The unique terroir of the region, with its clay and limestone soils, combined with the winemaking expertise of Zenato, results in a wine with a deep ruby color and intense aromas of dark fruit, spices, and vanilla. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, with a velvety texture and a long, smooth finish. Zenato Alanera Rosso Veronese is a perfect choice for those who appreciate a complex and elegant red wine.
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Allegrini La Poja (Monovitigno Corvina Veronese)

Allegrini

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Allegrini La Poja (Monovitigno Corvina Veronese) is a deeply hued and concentrated Italian red, hailing from the Veneto region. This single-varietal bottling of Corvina Veronese has a dark ruby color and an intense, complex nose, with black cherry, leather, and a hint of dark chocolate. On the palate, ripe, juicy fruit flavors mingle with notes of earth, spice, and tobacco, all framed by silky tannins and a long, lingering finish. Drink this wine now or age for up to 10 years for an even more rewarding experience.
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Speri Sant'Urbano Valpolicella Classico Superiore

Speri

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Speri Sant'Urbano Valpolicella Classico Superiore is a remarkable wine that showcases the expertise of its producer. Hailing from the prestigious Valpolicella Classico appellation, this wine is crafted from grapes grown in carefully selected vineyards. The vineyard features include ideal sun exposure and well-drained soils, which contribute to the wine's exceptional quality. The result is a wine with a captivating style, characterized by its juicy flavors, elegant structure, and a harmonious balance between fruitiness and complexity. Speri Sant'Urbano Valpolicella Classico Superiore is a true testament to the artistry and passion behind its creation.
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Scriani Carpané Corvina Veronese

Scriani

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Scriani Carpané Corvina Veronese is a delightful red wine that showcases the expertise of its producer. Hailing from the Veronese appellation in Italy, this wine is crafted from carefully selected Corvina grapes grown in unique vineyard sites. The vineyards boast ideal conditions, including well-drained soils and ample sunlight, which contribute to the wine's exceptional quality. The winemaking process involves meticulous attention to detail, with a focus on preserving the natural characteristics of the grapes. The result is a wine with a distinct style, characterized by its vibrant red fruit flavors, elegant structure, and a lingering finish. Scriani Carpané Corvina Veronese is a true testament to the artistry and passion behind its creation.
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Le Salette Pergole Vece Amarone della Valpolicella Classico

Le Salette

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Le Salette Pergole Vece Amarone della Valpolicella Classico is a premium wine produced by Le Salette, a renowned winery in the Valpolicella Classico appellation of Italy. The wine is made from carefully selected grapes grown in the steep hills of the region, which are known for their unique soil composition and microclimate. The winemaking process involves a traditional method of drying the grapes on straw mats, which concentrates their flavors and aromas. The resulting wine is rich, full-bodied, and complex, with notes of dark fruit, chocolate, and spice. It is a perfect example of the classic Amarone style, which is highly sought after by wine enthusiasts around the world.
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