Ben says

★ Good Wine Ruby hued with aromas of strawberries rolled in black pepper, blackberry jelly, cloves, smoke and vanilla. Soft and full of fruit on the palate. Dense, crowd-pleasing, and just enough maturity to lift the fruitiness with umami truffle notes that work nicely with the oak integration. A very nice blend.

Guerrieri Rizzardi '3 Cru' Amarone della Valpolicella Red Wine


53% Malbec, 17% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Petit Verdot, 12% Syrah and 4% Merlot with 13.5% abv. Harvested from vines 1,000m above sea level. Fermentation is in stainless steel with 60% is aged in French oak barrels for 12 months. Colección is the second label to Cuvelier Los Andes’ Grand Vin.

Grown in: Uco Valley, Mendoza, ARGENTINA.

Food Pairing

The broad fruitiness of the wine and umami mushroom notes is going to make this a fabulous partner with red meats or truffle pasta dishes.

Disclosure & Price

Tasted blind during an MW tasting club. Find in the UK for circa £30.50 from Lea & Sandeman.

Reviewed and tasted: 16/12/2024

Ben Franks Wine Tasting Note Producer Profile

About the Producer

The Cuvelier family are the French owners of Château Léoville-Poyferré and Château Le Crock, where they work with consultant oenologist Michel Rolland. Bertrand and Jean-Guy Cuvelier fell in love with the Andes and invested in an Argentine estate, looking to bring their French knowhow from 200 years of family winemaking history to the high altitude vines of the Andes. Mendoza winemaker Adrian Manchó works with current generation Baptiste and Guillaume Cuvelier, who have run the estate for the family since 2009.