Born for the supporting role
The dark-coloured, acid-accented Corvinone from Veneto is almost never pressed by itself. Instead, it is a part of the grape variety mixture for Amarone. The grapes for this opulent wine from the Valpolicella region are dried and are ideal for the Corvinone. Its grapes are large, so they do not shrivel too much. The grapes grow loosely, and as a result rot more slowly than berries that rest too closely on top of each other. Corvinone is also found in Bardolino, a dry red from Lake Garda.