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Corvinone

The red grape variety comes from Italy. Synonyms are Corvina Grossa, Corvinon, Corvinone a Foglia Glabra, Corvinone Veronese and Cruinon. It must not be confused with Corbina or (possibly related) Corvina Veronese, despite the fact that synonyms or morphological similarities seem to indicate this. The late ripening, high-yielding vine is susceptible to downy mildew. Because of its loose berry character, it is very suitable for drying the grapes or for Recioto wines. It is authorised in Veneto in the DOCG wines Bardolino and Valpolicella. The variety is cultivated in Italy on 929 hectares, with a strong upward trend (ten years ago there were only 88 hectares). In Argentina there is a small population of one hectare. In 2010, a total of 930 hectares of vineyards were registered (statistics Kym Anderson).

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