A really good grape for Appassimento
Corvinone is a grape that we have in our vineyards. It is an autochthonous black grape variety used in a complementary and optional way, with a maximum of 50% in substitution of Corvina in the blend of Valpolicella, Amarone, Ripasso and Recioto wines. In the past the Corvinone was erroneously considered a biotype of Corvina and only in 1993 obtained its independence. Its name may come from the almost black color that recalls the plumage of the crow, the skin is larger than that of Corvina, ellipsoidal, with pruinose skin, dark blue.
It is a blend that lends itself well to the drying out and use of obtaining a ruby red wine, with intense, fruity aromas, once spicy and with good softness, body and tannins. Compared to Corvina, it accentuates the freshness notes.