Corbina, red wine grape variety grown in the Veneto region of its native Italy

Where grown: In Veneto Corbina is a recently rediscovered variety. It is typical of the countryside of Minerbe, Legnago and Treviso. Different from the similar-sounding Corvina (typical of the area around Verona and Bardolino, where they are still grown today, used to make Valpolicella and Amarone). It is allowed in the DOC Bagnoli di Sopra o Bagnoli and in several IGT wines (Alto Livenza, Colli Trevigiani, Delle Venezie, Marca Trevigiana, Vallagarina, …)

Viticulture: Medium sized bunches and berries. Vigourous and productive, it is resistant to common pests.

DOC wines: Bagno di Sopra or Bagnoli DOC.

IGT wines: Alto Livenza. | Colli Trevigiani. | Delle Venezie. | Marca Trevigiana. | Vallagarina.

Wine style: Deeply hued, the nose is balsamic and fruity (blackberry, black cherry), with strong tannins and good acidity levels

Bibliography

See Dr Ian d’Agata, Native Wine Grapes of Italy (University of California Press, 2014).

Italian Wine Unplugged (Positive Press, 2017), p.245-6.