Rondinella

 

Name of varietal: Rondinella
 
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Parentage of the grape: mutation of Corvina
 
History of the grape: There are 6th century written documents by Cassiodoro, a magistrate of Visigoth King Theodorus, describing a sweet wine made from half dried grapes in Verona that is mostly likely an early version of Amarone or Recioto made from Rondinella and its blending partners Corvina and Molinara. “Straw wine,” the process used to make these wines by drying grapes on straw mats before pressing, is a style of wine-making that was passed on from the ancient Greeks. In 643 Lombard King Rotari wrote an edict protecting Rondinella and other local grapes from being pulled. Venice became a center of trade during the Byzantine Empire, and Valpolicella (a name that is a likely combination of ancient Greek and Latin meaning “wine from many cellars”) wines made with Rondinella and its sidekicks became a popular export. But subsequent trade embargoes Read more »

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  • According to a YouGov poll, forty-one percent of Americans enjoy wine with ... ... ... a blend of the corvina, rondinella and molinara grapes, I enjoy the complexity and depth of these wines starting with rich aromatics and full body full of dark fruit and raisin-like notes due to the appassimento, or drying process, of the grapes. Definitely... Read More

    From the article The One and Only Wine You Need This Thanksgiving


  • Sopra Sasso Amarone Della Valpolicella 2011

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Tommasi Valpolicella Ripasso 2013

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    Herbal strawberry and basil aromas with tomato leaf notes of dusty earth, floral spice and black pepper. On the palate the fruit is more expressive, cherry and cranberry fruit coming through though still herbal, this shows a bit of clay and more drying earth towards the finish before rounding off some of the dark berry fruit with oak spice and a... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Famiglia Pasqua Amarone 2013

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    well established and balanced nose of black fruits, spices and chocolates, which is similarly experienced on the palate. large, yet elegant! Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Zenato Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico 2009

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Frescaripa Bardolino Classico DOC 2014

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    cassis and sweet cherries on the nose. savoury with hints of tomatoes and thyme. interesting, and so heartily Italian. Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Allegrini Palazzo Della Torre 2011

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    Had this with dinner at Del Frisco's Eagle in Dallas. This one from Wine.com seems very accurate to me - '"One of the brightest and most consistent stars from the Allegrini portfolio, the 2011 Palazzo della Torre does a great job in framing local flavors with the current and future favored global drinking style- soft, ripe and smooth, but not ov... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Alpha Zeta Valpolicella 2015

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    Appearance is super light and transparently clear....cherry/raspberry juice looking. The aromas are fresh, lively and youthful....cranberry and tart cherry dominate...the flavors follow suit, being young, tart but fruity and juicy....the mouthfeel is juicy, light and drinkable. Not what I'm used to but I'm glad I tried this wine made from loca... Read More

    Wine review by chriscage


  • Allegrini Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico 2010

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    Dark, fully developed black fruit aromas of black currant, blackberry and black cherry with dusty earthiness that shows a nice fresh mushroom quality and a savory note that comes with a good dose of spice. In the mouth this blossoms with bright red fruit notes of red cherry, ripe raspberry and a touch of medicine leading the way for an incredibl... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Pietro Sartori Amarone Della Valpolicella 2010

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    This bottle of wine was part of a lot I bought on the website ... consists of 50% corvina,40% rondinella and 10% molinare. The grapes were dried before fermentation and the wine spent three years in oak barrels.I started my bottle with a supper of bacon and mushroom pasta bake and I did enjoy it.There is a kind of bitter bramble style fruit the... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


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