Exploring Italy – Corvina

For week two of our discover Italy course we were off to the north-east of this wonderous country, mainly focusing our attentions on and around the region of Veneto.

Corvina is a red grape variety that makes up the majority of the blend in wines from Valpolicella and Bardolino. However the styles of wines it produces are vast and delicious. From light, crisp and refreshing reds, to dense, rich and deep styles, Corvina offers something for everyone.

Food pairings:

Bardolino and Valpolicella – as these wines have high acidity and are refreshingly light, they pair well with high acid dishes. So basically anything tomato based – how convenient for Italian wine!

  • Charcuterie
  • Pizza
  • Spaghetti alla puttanesca

Amarone – with its rich texture, soft acidity and dried fruit flavours, Amarone is super with strong cheeses, bitter chocolate dishes, or mains that echo the wines’ dried fruit flavours.

  • Stilton and vintage cheddar
  • Chocolate torte or fondant
  • Lamb shank tajine

On the white wine front, the north of Italy has a delicious range to get stuck into that doesn’t include Pinot Grigio.

Please click on the pictures below for tasting notes and stockists.