2020 Wijngaard Bilderhof Rondo
It is becoming a trend: Viticulture in the Netherlands and with climate change it is expected that the Netherlands may eventually become an important producer. We have a beautiful Dutch winery in our range, namely Wijngaard de Bilderhof from Holland's oldest city, Dordrecht. The winemaker Wilco Venhuizen has a beautiful vineyard and, unlike many Dutch hobbyists, has chosen to select grapes that do particularly well in our climate, such as the Dornfelder, the Rondo, the Cabernet Cortis and the Johnanniter. These grapes thrive in our climate and produce very unique white and red wines.
The Rondo is an early-ripening blue grape with beautiful full trusses. Because of the hanging growth, this grape is guided in such a way to grow as a double curtain system, so that all trusses receive the same amount of sun. When the grapes are ripe, it is not possible to wait too long before picking, otherwise the fungi will strike. The harvest is at the end of September. Vineyard de Bilderhof has been making red wine from the Rondo grape since 2005. The wine also consistently receives high scores, including a silver and bronze medal at the Dutch Wine Inspection. The Rondo has had an oak upbringing of 6-9 months. The Rondo is a surprisingly full, soft red wine full of notes of mainly red fruit such as raspberry and cherry. Very pleasant to drink with a meal but also excellent to drink standalone. Drink this wine around 14-16 degrees. Keeping this wine for a few more years will certainly benefit this wine!
Click here for a youtube movie about the vineyard
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Drinking as of||2022|
|Tasting Profiles||Dark fruit, Dry, Fruity, Green & grassy, Aged on wood|
|Drink moments||Cadeau!, Met vrienden, Open haard, Romantisch|