In the past, the variety Corvinone was mistakenly considered a biotype of Corvina, and Corvinone got its independence only recently (1993) making now obsolete the term Corvine that was used to indicate this “family” of vines and it is widely grown in Veneto.
Its name may have come from the almost black color that recalls the plumage of the raven, or from “corba”, the basket in which the grapes were transported, a name that also returns in various local synonyms (“corbina”).
The berry is black, big, bigger than the Corvina, ellipsoidal with waxy, blue-black skin. The bunch is large, pyramidal, with one or two wings, medium compact with a large, elongated pentagonal, five-lobed leaf.
The Corvinone vine prefers alluvial soils, stony, hilly and ventilated, with good exposure. The Corvinone grape creates wines of ruby red color, with deep flavors, fruity, sometimes spicy and with good smoothness, body and tannins.