Ben says

★★★ Outstanding Wine Leather hide, blackberry, cloves and cumin dried spice. Ethereal on the palate, like a dancer, somehow deep and striking yet pure and lean. Long, layered and rolling on the finish. A pure joy.

Guerrieri Rizzardi '3 Cru' Amarone della Valpolicella Red Wine


Varietal Mourvedre with 14.5% abv. According to Boudinaud, this is a single “plot selection from Bois de Brignon, [the] Mourvèdre is located on a Rhodanian terrace with multiple rolled pebbles.” These pebbles help to reflect up heat, provide drainage, and ensure a full but balanced ripening process.

Grown in: Rhone, FRANCE.

Food Pairing

Pair a big wine like this with a sirloin steak and thick cut chips.

Disclosure & Price

Tasted at the family winery in the courtyard as a special treat. This was a more mature vintage than the current 2017 release. Around 16€ for the 2017 release.

Reviewed and tasted: 30/10/2023

Ben Franks Wine Tasting Note Producer Profile

About the Producer

Vignobles Boudinaud is a family-run estate with 55 hectares and a winery based in Fournès, at the south of the Rhone appellation. Current generation Thierry Boudinaud and his wife Veronique are looking after the estate and showcasing the finest fruit of their hot, Mediterranean terroir.