Ben says

★★ Great Wine Aromatic for Chardonnay with precise cured apple aromas, butter curd, lemon and vanilla. Bright acidity and viscous in texture, the wine’s full body carries a mix of grapefruit, apple, clove, and tangy lemon. There is a natural mouth-watering acidity. The oak is well integrated, softly adding spice and wood notes. This is good value Burgundy to drink now.

Guerrieri Rizzardi '3 Cru' Amarone della Valpolicella Red Wine


Varietal Chardonnay with 13.0% abv. The grapes are harvested from east-facing slopes opposite Corton-Charlemagne in the Pernand-Vergelesses. Matured for 10 months in French oak.

Grown in: Cote d’Or, Burgundy, FRANCE.

Food Pairing

Light oak integration along with plenty of fruit makes for a great seafood wine – especially with crab and some garlic aioli.

Disclosure & Price

Tasted blind in an MW study group. Find in the UK for circa £24.99 at Waitrose.

Reviewed and tasted: 08/01/2024

Ben Franks Wine Tasting Note Producer Profile

About the Producer

Jean-Jacques Girard is a well-reputed winery with over 18 hectares of Burgundy. The vineyards are in the Cote d’Or across the communes of Pernand-Vergelesses, Volnay, Nuit St George, Chorey-Les-Beaune, Pommard, Aloxe-Corton, and Savigny-les-Beaune. Jean-Jacques uses cool fermentation for his wines and grows Aligote, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The estate is HVE certified.