Rondinella is an Italian wine grape mainly grown in the Veneto region of Italy and used in wines such as Valpolicella and Bardolino. It is often blended with Corvina, whom DNA evidence has shown is a parent variety, and Molinara. The vine is very resistant to grape disease and produces grapes that, while they don't necessarily have high sugar levels, do dry out well for use in the production of straw wines and recioto blends.
Viticulture and winemaking
The variety is very rustic, generous and adapted for soils having a high content of clay and which are not well exposed. The basal buds are of medium fertility. The bunches are of medium dimension and have a cylindrical shape. It is perfectly adapted for withering, especially from vines that have been grown in the hills in meager soil. The wines that come from this variety have an intense ruby red colour, with a gentle aroma, they are fruity and are not-too tannic.