Thick skin, ideal for air-drying. Light in color and tannin. Aromas & flavors: Violet, blackberry, red cherry, herbs. Believed to be a descendant of both Marzemino and Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso; distinct from Corvinone and Corbina.

In a nutshell

Alternative Names and Subvarieties: Cruina

Best Known For: Valpolicella and Amarone

Where Grown: Exclusively in Veneto


Vineyard Area: 7,477 ha (18,468 acres)

Denominations that use this grape variety

Majority Component in One or More Wines of:

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