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Corvina - The versatility of an Italian red wine grape
Corvina, an indigenous Italian red wine grape that is often overshadowed by its more famous cousins, deserves a closer look. As the main ingredient of the renowned Valpolicella wines and an essential component of Amarone, Corvina plays a significant role in the rich wine tradition of the Veneto. Let's take a detailed look at this versatile grape and explore its various facets.

Growing area and terroir
Corvina is widespread in north-eastern Italy and grows particularly well in the hills around Verona, in the heart of the Veneto. The unique terroir of this region, characterized by calcareous soils and a temperate climate, gives Corvina grapes their characteristic aromas and structures. The location on Lake Garda and the surrounding mountains contribute to the development of complex flavor profiles that give Corvina wines their unique identity.

Ageing in wooden barrels and cuvees
Ageing in wooden barrels plays an important role in the production of Corvina wines. Many winemakers choose this traditional approach to deepen the aromas and give the wine additional structure. Especially in Amarone, which is made from dried grapes, Corvina develops its full potential and gives the wine complexity and fullness. Corvina is also an essential component of many cuvees, such as Valpolicella and Bardolino, where it is combined with Rondinella and Molinara to create balanced and aromatic wines.

Ageability and character
Corvina wines are characterized by their high acidity and cherry aromas. The grape produces wines that have a remarkable ageing potential despite their light structure. Thanks to the air-drying method used for Amarone, Corvina wines gain concentration and complexity and develop an elegant texture and depth over time.

Conclusion
Corvina is more than just a grape; it embodies the essence of Veneto and Italy's rich wine tradition. Its versatility, unmistakable character and ability to age make it an indispensable ingredient in the world of Italian wine. Whether as the main component of a prestigious Amarone or as part of a harmonious cuvee, Corvina undoubtedly has a firm place in the hearts of wine lovers all over the world.- Gerardo [TS03/24]


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