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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  • Tenuta Sant'Antonio Campo Dei Gigli Amarone Della Valpolicella 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Allegrini Palazzo Della Torre IGT 2013

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    Gift from Jim Powers. Very good red blend. My lovely wife sad it beat the Uno Malbec. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • Acinum Valpolicella 2014

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    Nice dried fruit, cedar, dry, old world Italian. Read More

    Wine review by higdog


  • 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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    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


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