The red variety comes from Italy, Synonyms are Corba, Corbina, Corgnola, Corniola, Corvina, Corvina Comune, Corvina Gentile, Corvina Nostrana, Corvina Reale, Cruina and Cruina Zervei de Gatto. A first mention under "Corvina" took place in 1627, under the now common name "Corvina Veronese" in 1755. It may despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological Similarities do not match the varieties Corbina. corva or (mglw. relatives) Corvinone be confused. According to DNA analysis Is there a Parent-offspring relationship to the two varieties Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso and Rondinella, as well as more distant relationships with the varieties Dindarella. Garganega. Marzemino and Oseleta,
The medium to late ripening vine is resistant to frost, but prone to wrong mildew and sensitive to drought, It produces colorful, fruity and rather tannin red wines with a characteristic sour cherry aroma. It is mainly in northeastern Italy in the two regions Lombardy and Veneto grown. There she is among others in the DOC / DOCG wines Bardolino. Garda and Valpolicella authorized. The grapes are special for the process Recioto (Drying), this is when Amarone used. The variety occupied in 2010 a total of 7,496 hectares of vineyards. Compared to 1990 with then 4.791 hectares, there was an increase of more than half. It occupies it in the worldwide varieties ranking the rank 89.
Source : Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
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