CORVINA + RONDINELLA
Corvina, or ‘little raven’, is one of many grapes in Italy named after a bird. Although it certainly is a sweet target for the winged locals, it may also be attributed to the naturally dark color of the berries. Oddly enough, although the Corvina berries appear dark, there is not a high level of pigment in the skins and there they don’t make inky wines as one would expect. These two grapes used in Bardolino are the same found in the better known Valpolicella appellation to the southeast. This is obviously a more playful take on these grapes than the chewy Ripasso wines of Amarone.