The red grape 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. The first mention under "Corvina" was made in 1627, under the current name "Corvina Veronese" in 1755. Despite apparently suggestive synonyms or morphological No similarities with the varieties Corbina. corva or (possibly related) 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 somewhat more distant relationships to the varieties Dindarella. Garganega. Marzemino and Oseleta,
The medium to late ripening vine is resistant to frost but prone to wrong people mildew and sensitive to drought, It produces colorful, fruity and rather low tannin red wines with a characteristic sour cherry aroma. It is mainly found in northeastern Italy in the two regions Lombardy and Veneto grown. There she is among other things in the DOC / DOCG wines Bardolino. Garda and Valpolicella authorized. The grapes are special for the process Recioto (Drying) suitable, this is the case with Amarone used. The variety occupied a total of 7,496 hectares of vineyards in 2010. Compared to 1990 with 4,791 hectares at the time, there was an increase of more than half. It thus proves worldwide varieties ranking rank 89.
Source : Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
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