Dr Brian Freeman established Freeman Vineyards in the Hilltops Region of New South Wales in 1999 and to date is credited as having the only Rondinella and Corvina vines planted in Australia.
Rondinella is a thick-skinned red Italian grape variety that grows in the Veneto region of northeast Italy and with Corvina is classically used in the popular regional wines Valpolicella and Bardolino as well as also being used in the production of Amarone and Recioto.
Salmon and pale copper colours. The red cherry, quince and briary aromas are quite subtle and elegant on the nose.
A fun fact. In 2005 DNA evidence found that Corvina was a parent variety to Rondinella.