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Molinara (Italy)

Molinara is a red grape from Verona.

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

Typical Flavors


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

Flowers
Flowers
Pepper
Pepper
Almonds
Almonds
Salt
Salt

Wild berries and saltiness are typical aromas for Molinara grapes.

Profile

Molinara wines tends to be:

BODYLight
TANNINSLight
FRUITMedium
ACIDITYLight
Serving temperature:
14-15°C (57-59°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

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

Molinara 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.

If You Like Molinara

You Will Also Like:

Bardolino (Italy)
Beaujolais (France)
Blauburgunder (Austria)
Blaufränkisch (Austria)
Cinsault (France)
Etna Rosso (Italy)
Gamay (France)
Lambrusco (Italy)
Pinot Nero (Italy)
St.Laurent (Austria)
Trollinger (Germany)
Valpolicella (Italy)
Vernatch (Austria)
Zweigelt (Austria)

The Ideal Glass

The Burgundy glass is the perfect glass for light and fruity red wines.

The glass is broader than other red wine glasses.

The larger bowl has the function of accumulating the aromas of delicate red wines. It also allows a proper swirling, channeling aromas upward.

In addition, the style of the glass directs the wine to the tip of your tongue for a better reception of the tastes.

About Molinara

Molinara is a pale-red grape variety mainly produced in Verona Province in Veneto region (near Garda Lake).

The name Molinara comes from "mulino" (mill) because the skin looks covered by milling flour (white bloom).

Molinara is a high yielding variety that produces light colored, saline wines when vinified alone.

Therefore it is blended in minor quantity (5-10%) with Corvina, Corvinone and Rondinella.

The Molinara grape risks to disappear because it cannot give dark and fleshy red wines, so trendy in today's market.

Molinara is also vinified in light bodied rosé: juicy, floral, spicy and salty.

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.

The Valpolicella Wine Region

The wines from the Valpolicella Wine Region range from light style Valpolicella to strong style Amarone and dessert wine Recioto:

  1. Valpolicella: the Lightest.
  2. Ripasso: the Bolder.
  3. Amarone: the King.
  4. Recioto: the Sweet.

Veneto

Veneto is famous for its capital Venezia, and the wines Prosecco, Soave, and Amarone.

The Ideal Glass

The Burgundy glass is the perfect glass for light and fruity red wines.

The glass is broader than other red wine glasses.

The larger bowl has the function of accumulating the aromas of delicate red wines. It also allows a proper swirling, channeling aromas upward.

In addition, the style of the glass directs the wine to the tip of your tongue for a better reception of the tastes.

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