Ben says

★★ Great Wine “Brick red Amarone with intense dried fruit aromas on the nose, mixed with leather, herbs and vanilla from extensive oak ageing. You’d think this would be very boozy but the alcohol is balanced well with fine, velvet tannins and bountiful amounts of raisin, prune, plum and dried raspberries. Long, memorable finish.”

Guerrieri Rizzardi '3 Cru' Amarone della Valpolicella Red Wine


Dry red wine made from a blend of Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, Barbera and Sangiovese with 16.0% abv. Long, slow fermentation for one month, followed by malolactic fermentation in oak with a further 36 months in oak and 12-24 months in bottle prior to release.

Grown in: Verona in Veneto, ITALY.

Food Pairing

Savoured this one with a delicious steak at Canny Man’s in Edinburgh, which was a match made in heaven. You need a good, rich meal to stand up to the wine’s whopping 16% abv, or go with a stinking good cheese.

Disclosure & Price

Purchased at full price in a restaurant. Find in the UK for circa £32 (Find on here).

Reviewed and tasted: 13 May 2022

Ben Franks Wine Tasting Note Producer Profile

About the Producer

Guerrieri Rizzardi is a family-owned estate founded in 1914 who have had vineyard holdings in Veneto since the 15th Century. The estate was inherited from the Counts Guerrieri and Rizzardi, from which the winery takes its name. Today it is owned and run by Contessa Maria Cristina Loredan and her sons, Giuseppe and Agostino Rizzardi. Only natural compost is used to fertilise the vines and local biodiversity and plants are encouraged in respect of the balance for nature.