Ben says

★★ Great Wine Just caught this one. Slightly musty but mainly fresh nose full of honeyed apple, cured pear, white flowers and dried citrus. Very high acidity with buttery, almond tones and dried apple fruit. A little vanilla and hay. Some botrytis flavours. This was probably a stunner a year ago, but it still shines.

Guerrieri Rizzardi '3 Cru' Amarone della Valpolicella Red Wine


Varietal Chenin Blanc with 12.0% abv. Bottled with 7-9g/l residual sugar in a dry style. Blend of 90% inox and 10% 400L barrel fermentation. Aged on lees.

Grown in: Vouvray, Loire, FRANCE.

Food Pairing

This would be delicious with seafood risotto or mussels.

Disclosure & Price

Purchased at full price at Beckford Bottle Shop. £29.95 in Beckford Bottle Shop. Also available for £22.80 from Clear Wine Co.

Reviewed and tasted: 12/12/2023

Ben Franks Wine Tasting Note Producer Profile

About the Producer

Domaine Pichot has a 28 hectare vineyard over the town of Vouvray on the right bank of the Loire. They are specialists with the Chenin Blanc grape variety and their vines are an average age of 30 years old, giving a lower yield but more concentration. The current generation are Christophe and Caroline Pichot, who continue a legacy that dates back to the family founding the estate in 1770.