Corvinone is a grape very similar to Corvina, but with better characteristics of resistance to water stress and tendency to dry. Compared to this one, it is used in a complementary way, up to 50%, in all wines produced in Valpolicella. The names Corvinone and Corvina seem to derive from the very dark color of the crow feathers. It is suitable both for the production of young wines and for aging. It is rarely vinified in purity, as it is almost always assembled with Corvina and Rondinella.
The prevalent color is purple-red on average intense, with characteristic violet reflections. With aging it tends to become ruby red. The scent is intense and complex. In the young products emerge floral notes of violet and fruity notes of cherry, raspberry and blackberry; the vegetal notes are scarce. Spicy notes of cocoa and tobacco emerge in aged wines. The taste is intense and pleasant, characterized by acidity and sapidity that are adequately balanced with aging. The wine produced is also not very bitter and on average tannic.
- size: big
- shape: pyramidal with wings
- size: big
- color: blue-violet
- shooting period: late
- maturation period: medium-late
- production: plentiful