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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Corvinone, red grape variety grown mainly in the valpolicella zone. It is so similar to corvina that it was long mistaken as merely a different clone of it although DNA profiling has established that it is a distinct variety. It is now highly regarded as a grape of specific use for such dried-grape wines as amarone and recioto as its loose bunches and large berries make it particularly suited to drying. The Italian 2010 vine census noted that total plantings had grown to nearly 1,000 ha.