Cornetta | Red wine grape native to Italy. It takes its name from its berries, which are shaped like a horn (‘corno’ in Italian).

Where grown | Umbria: it grows only near Cannara in the province of Perugia, between Torgiano and Montefalco. Vernaccia di Cannara has to be made with at least 85% Cornetta, but most examples are monovarietal or close to it.

Viticulture | Cornetta is very susceptible to powdery mildew (oidium), less so to botrytis, and is very vigorous.

Wine style | Cornetta wine is always made from air-dried grapes, and is bright deep red, redolent of sweet red and black-cherry aromas and flavours, complicated by notes of blackberry jam and cinnamon and other sweet aromatic spices.

Bibliography

Italian Wine Unplugged (Positive Press, 2017), p.170.