Ben says

★ Good Wine Dark purple, almost opaque. Dense aromas of black cherry, blueberry, mossy wood, tobacco and mint. Textured, tannic, rustic and tangy with bold but savoury flavours. It opens up into a deep, ripe cherry note and green woody tones. An interesting wine that seems to steer in all sorts of directions, but is overall pleasant and satisfying.

Guerrieri Rizzardi '3 Cru' Amarone della Valpolicella Red Wine


Varietal Kekfrankos with 12.5% abv. Spontaneous fermentation, organic and bottled unfiltered. Matured for 21 months in Hungarian oak barriques and a further 16 months in bottle before release.

Grown in: Villany, HUNGARY.

Food Pairing

The tangy, earthy character paired with the wine’s lush fruit makes it a natural pairing for grilled lamb or fattier meats like that.

Disclosure & Price

Tasted blind at a Master of Wine study club. Find in the UK for circa £15.00 from Best of Hungary.

Reviewed and tasted: 16/01/2024

Ben Franks Wine Tasting Note Producer Profile

About the Producer

Wassmann is a winery based in Villany, southern Hungary. It was set up by expats Sussann and Ralf Wassmann with vines planted on limestone with a mix of clay and loess top soils. Wassmann are a small producer dedicated to hand-harvested, spontaneously fermented and biodynamic wines.