Corvina

Red grape variety

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What is Corvina?

Corvina is a red grape variety from north-east Italy, which plays its greatest role in Valpolicella, including the region’s prized and powerful Amarone specialism.

What does Corvina taste like?  

Corvina is characterised by sour cherry fruit, bright acidity and modest, very fine tannins. While the grape’s Valpolicella and Bardolino heartlands mass produce many light, bitter expressions, the best wines are juicy and refreshingly tangy. While Bardolino is almost exclusively made in a lighter style, Valpolicella can deliver extra intensity, structure and depth using the ripasso technique, where dried grapes are added for a second fermentation. Yet more concentration and richness is achieved when the region’s Corvina-dominated wines are vinified as Amarone, which is made entirely from dried grapes. Corvina also plays a major role in Recioto della Valpolicella, a sweet version of Amarone. 

Where is Corvina from?  

Corvina is native to the Veneto region of northern Italy. 



Where does Corvina grow?  

Corvina has remained almost entirely rooted in its native Veneto, especially Valpolicella and Bardolino. However small quantities can also be found in Australia as well as Argentina, where Valpolicella producer Masi has established a second venture featuring grapes from its homeland. 

Famous Corvina regions:  

  • Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy
  • Bardolino, Veneto, Italy  

Anything else?  

Although Corvina must make up at least 45% of a Valpolicella blend, DOC law requires the wine to incorporate a minimum 5% of other permitted varieties, most typically Rondinella and Molinara. The many ambitious producers who choose to focus entirely on Corvina, widely acknowledged as the region’s highest quality grape, must use a less specific designation such as IGT Rosso Veronese. 

Our selection of great Corvina  

  • Allegrini, Valpolicella, Italy 
  • Cantina di Negrar, Valpolicella, Italy 
  • Giovanna Tantini, Bardolino, Italy 

Country of origin: Italy
Color: white
Taste: sweet
Maturity: 8 to 10 years
Price: 6 to 75 €
Serving: Fish, Venison

This grape variety is also known by the name of:

Corvina Veronese, Corvina nera

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2023 Ca' de Rocchi - Campo delle Rose Chiaretto di Bardolino DOP
Tinazzi
Italy
Veneto,  Italy
Rosé Wine
Corvina
12,5%
Ca' de Rocchi - Campo delle Rose Chiaretto di Bardolino DOP Rosé Wine
91
2023 Keya Chiaretto di Bardolino Classico DOC
Guerrieri Rizzardi
Italy
Veneto,  Italy
Rosé Wine
Corvina
13%
Keya Chiaretto di Bardolino Classico DOC Rosé Wine
90
2023 Piasa Provincia di Pavia Rosato IGT
Cordero San Giorgio
Italy
Lombardia,  Italy
Rosé Wine
Corvina
13,5%
Piasa Provincia di Pavia Rosato IGT Rosé Wine
89
2022 Bellebolle Rosé Vino Spumante Garda DOC Brut
Monteci
Italy
Veneto,  Italy
Rosé Wine
Corvina
12%
Bellebolle Rosé Vino Spumante Garda DOC  Brut Rosé Wine
92
2022 Corvina Veronese IGT
Cà dei Maghi
Italy
Veneto,  Italy
Red Wine
Corvina
11%
Corvina Veronese IGT Red Wine
92
2022 Campo delle Rose Chiaretto di Bardolino DOP
Ca' de Rocchi - Tinazzi
Italy
Italy
Rosé Wine
Corvina
12,5%
Campo delle Rose Chiaretto di Bardolino DOP Rosé Wine
91
2022 Keya Chiaretto di Bardolino Classico DOC
Guerrieri Rizzardi
Italy
Veneto,  Italy
Rosé Wine
Corvina
13,5%
Keya Chiaretto di Bardolino Classico DOC Rosé Wine
91
2022 Valpolicella DOC
Ilatium Morini
Italy
Veneto,  Italy
Red Wine
Corvina
13%
Valpolicella DOC Red Wine
90
2022 Ca' de Rocchi - Bardolino DOP
Tinazzi
Italy
Veneto,  Italy
Red Wine
Corvina
13%
Ca' de Rocchi - Bardolino DOP Red Wine
88
2022 Bio Chiaretto di Bardolino DOC
Monteci
Italy
Veneto,  Italy
Rosé Wine
Corvina
12,5%
Bio Chiaretto di Bardolino DOC Rosé Wine
88
2021 Anfora Chiaretto di Bardolino Classico DOC
Zeni 1870
Italy
Veneto,  Italy
Rosé Wine
Corvina
13,5%
Anfora Chiaretto di Bardolino Classico DOC Rosé Wine
92
2021 Corvina Veronese IGP
Ca' dei Maghi
Italy
Veneto,  Italy
Red Wine
Corvina
11%
Corvina Veronese IGP Red Wine
92
2021 Heaven Scent Chiaretto di Bardolino DOC
Vigneti Villabella
Italy
Italy
Rosé Wine
Corvina
12%
Heaven Scent Chiaretto di Bardolino DOC Rosé Wine
91
2021 Chiaretto di Bardolino Classico DOC
Vigneti Villabella
Italy
Italy
Rosé Wine
Corvina
12%
Chiaretto di Bardolino Classico DOC Rosé Wine
90
2021 Chiaretto di Bardolino DOC
Giovanna Tantini
Italy
Italy
Rosé Wine
Corvina Corvina
12,5%
Chiaretto di Bardolino DOC Rosé Wine
90
2021 Ca' de Rocchi Campo delle Rose Chiaretto di Bardolino DOC
Tinazzi
Italy
Veneto,  Italy
Rosé Wine
Corvina
12,5%
Ca' de Rocchi Campo delle Rose Chiaretto di Bardolino DOC Rosé Wine
90
2021 Vigne Alte Chiaretto Bardolino Classico DOC 2020
Zeni 1870
Italy
Veneto,  Italy
Rosé Wine
Corvina
12,5%
Vigne Alte Chiaretto Bardolino Classico DOC 2020 Rosé Wine
90
2021 Torre del Falasco Corvina Veronese IGT
Cantine di Verona
Red Wine
Corvina
13%
Torre del Falasco Corvina Veronese IGT Red Wine
90
2021 Villa Cordevigo Chiaretto di Bardolino Classico DOC
Vigneti Villabella
Italy
Italy
Rosé Wine
Corvina
12,5%
Villa Cordevigo Chiaretto di Bardolino Classico DOC Rosé Wine
89
2021 Chiaretto Bardolino Classico DOC
La Rocca
Rosé Wine
Corvina
12%
Chiaretto Bardolino Classico DOC Rosé Wine
89
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