WSET3 Palate Notes

Body - Medium,
Acid - Low,
Tannin - High,
Alcohol - Medium.

Tastes Like: Cherry, Plum, Dried fruit, Spice

What you can expect to taste and smell?

Primary Flavours & Aromas

Made in two distinct styles

  • Valpolicella - Inexpensive, drink now, light style - sour cherries

  • Amarone - Full Body - dried cherries, prunes, plums

Cool vs. Warm Climate

Cool Climate: In cooler regions, Corvina can struggle to ripen fully, leading to a lighter, less complex wine.

Warm/Hot Climate: Grown in warmer areas, it develops its full potential, offering the rich and bold flavors it’s known for. Corvina is best suited for warm to hot climates.

Appellations / Producers of Note

Explore Valpolicella Classico DOC and Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG for some of the finest Corvina-based wines.


Corvina is delightful when young, offering its primary fruit and spice character.

It’s highly age-worthy, with the potential to evolve into wines with complex tertiary aromas and flavors, often gaining a beautiful balance of acidity and texture.

First Published: Monday, Jun 10, 2024 Last updated: Jun 10, 2024

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