The red grape variety originates from Italy. Synonyms are Corvina Grossa, Corvino, Corvinon, Corvinone a Foglia Glabra, Corvinone Veronese and Cruinon. It should not be confused with the Corbina or (possibly related) Corvina Veronese varieties, despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological similarities. The late-maturing, high-yielding vine is susceptible to downy mildew. Due to its loose grapes, it is very suitable for drying the grapes or for Recioto wines. It is permitted in the Veneto region in the DOCG wines Bardolino and Valpolicella. The variety is grown in Italy on 1,140 hectares with an increasing trend. In Argentina, there is a small stand of 0.4 hectares. In 2016, a total of 1,140 hectares of vines were selected (Kym Anderson statistics).
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