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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, which DNA evidence has shown to be a parent variety, and Molinara. The grape has rather neutral flavors but is favored by growers due to its prolific yields.[1] 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.[2]


  1. ^ J. Robinson (ed) "The Oxford Companion to Wine" Third Edition pg 590 Oxford University Press 2006 ISBN 0-19-860990-6
  2. ^ Oz Clarke Encyclopedia of Grapes pg 203 Harcourt Books 2001 ISBN 0-15-100714-4