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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  • Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico Luigi Righetti 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Allegrini Palazzo Della Torre 2011

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    Black and blue fruits on the nose even if a bit shy. A rather heavy dark cherry on the palate followed by enough acid to balance and finished rather long with mouth drying tannins, Reminded me a bit of a tannat blend. Interesting and different. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Corte Armani Valpolecella Classico Superior Ripasso 2010

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    88-89 points and very well done. This is not a "baby Amarone" for nothing. Good fruit raspbrerry, dark cherry with a touch of blackberry thrown in for good measure. Enough spice and pepper to give a little added snap to the acidity. The tannins are amazingly light yet aggressive enough to give a little chew to the wine. Very enjoyable drinker an... Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Masi Brolo Campofiorin Oro Rosso del Veronese IGT Ltr 2010

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    Nice Read More

    Wine review by Tlparadise


  • Brolo Campofiorin Oro Rosso del Veronese IGT 2010

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    Et scoop til 40,- DKK i Netto. Read More

    Wine review by Tlparadise


  • Masi Campofiorin 2011

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    Very fruity on the nose. Concentrated fruit and viscous in the mouth with sharp acidity and a noticeable lack of tannin on the medium finish. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Zenato Alanera Rosso Veronese IGT 2012

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    Dark and ripe black cherry and cinnamon aromas with notes of blueberry and vanilla. Rich blackberry flavors are rather fresh, with a light body and bramble fruit character, with a cherry finish and a chew of tannin.87 pts Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Bardolino Chiaretto Lnfinito Santi Rose 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Bussola Valpolicella Ripasso 2004

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    The wine is a bright ruby color in the glass, with just the faintest hint of amber along the edges. The nose is quite nice, with earthy notes of cedar, leather and fresh herbs over concentrated fruit notes of ripe plum and raisin. The taste is sublime, with a burst of sweet cherry and anise at the outset, which transitions to some espresso and... Read More

    Wine review by jtryka


  • Zenato Alanera 2012

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    Rich, spiced, dark plum is prominent on the nose with a solid layer of shale ... tobacco. 55% Corvina, 25% Rondinella, 10% Corvinone, 5% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. 90 P Read More

    Wine review by bobbbc


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