Ben says

★★ Great Wine Blackcurrant, cassis, garringue, thyme, cured cherry, chocolate and vanilla. Plush and ripe, still young and bright. Soft, beautifully integrated tannins, defined fleshy fruit and a long finish. 14.5% abv but you’ll barely realise. Delicious!”

Guerrieri Rizzardi '3 Cru' Amarone della Valpolicella Red Wine


Grenache (60%), Syrah (20%) & Cinsault (20%) blend with 14.5% abv, aged in French oak for 18 months. Grapes grown on the right bank of the Rhone, planted at the foot of a hill forming a Villafranchian terrace.

Grown in: Rhone, FRANCE.

Food Pairing

Steak & ale pie and mash with a rich onion gravy wouldn’t go a miss. It’s also going to serve a platter of strong cheeses very nicely, as well as complementing Charcuterie and chunks of fresh sourdough bread.

Disclosure & Price

Tasted at the family’s winery while it was pouring with rain. $26 in the US. Currently not available in the UK.

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.