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Corvina (Italy)

Corvina is a red grape from Verona.

It is a blending grape in Valpolicella, Bardolino and Amarone blends.

Corvina can also be a wine, made with 100% Corvina grapes.

Typical Flavors


Red Cherry
Red
Cherry
Black Cherry
Black
Cherry
Strawberry
Strawberry
Blackberry
Blackberry

Flowers
Flowers
Pepper
Pepper
Almonds
Almonds
Spices
Spices

Oak Added Flavors:

Barrel
Barrel
Cinnamon
Cinnamon
Chocolate
Chocolate
Leather
Leather

Corvina is associated with big Cherry notes, Red Berries, Flowers, and Spices.

The wines often have a bitter Almond finish, with a Red Cherry note.

Profile

Corvina produces light to medium body wines, with low tannins and high acidity:

BODYMedium - Light
TANNINSLow
FRUITMedium +
ACIDITYMedium - High
Serving temperature:
12-14°C (54-57°F)

Food Pairing


Antipasti
Antipasti
Vegetables
Vegetables
Ham
Ham
Salami
Salami

Pizza
Pizza
Pasta
Pasta
Risotto
Risotto
Soup
Soups

Hamburger
Hamburger
Chicken
Chicken
Lamb
Lamb
Veal
Veal

Corvina is very food friendly. It pairs well with many types of food.

Corvina fruitiness is perfect with Grilled Food.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:

Italian. Venetian Cuisine.
Antipasti. Ham. Salami. Lardo di Colonnata.
Grilled Vegetables. Spicy , Rich Soups.
Pizza. Pasta. Risotto. Porcini Mushroom Risotto.
Fat Fish. Bacalao. Salmon. Tuna.
Grilled or Roasted Meat. Fowl. Game.
Stews. Braised Lamb. Glazed Pork.
BBQ. Hamburger. Steak. Mix Grill.

Cheese:
Mild Aged Cheese. Asiago. Montasio. Piave.

Veneto Specialities:
Veneto Antipasti.
Treviso’s Radicchio Risotto.
Polenta Dishes.
Fresh Pasta with Duck Sauce.

The Ideal Glass

The Bordeaux glass is perfect for medium to full bodied red wines.

It is taller than other red wine glasses, and has a slimmer bowl.

The large size of the glass allows the fruit bouquet to develop. It smooths out rough edges, plays down tannins, and allows the wines to achieve balance.

The slimmer bowl sends the wine directly to the back of the mouth for maximum taste.

If You Like Corvina

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Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara Blends

Many wines from the Veneto Region in Italy are blends of Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara.

Amarone

Corvina is the most important grape for Amarone and it is blended with Rondinella, and Molinara.

Corvina grape has a dark color and gives body and structure.

Valpolicella

The Valpolicella blend consists of minimum 45% Corvina.

Molinara is used to add acidity and Rondinella for the high sugar.

Ripasso

Ripasso is made blending Valpolicella and Amarone wines.

Recioto

Recioto is also a blend, but the Rondinella grape is preferred due to the high sugar concentration.

Bardolino

Bardolino contains less Corvina and more Rondinella and Molinara, resulting in a lighter wine.

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