Ben says

★ Good Wine “White wine with a golden glint and aromas of peach, apple, cream, butter and sage. It’s full and long on the palate, packed with more peaches and apples, this time bruised and thick, with lots of malolactic influence giving it notes of yoghurt and butter. It is more pungeant and fruity than I’d expect and perhaps a little flabby, but if you’re looking for full and soft Chardonnays this is a pretty good pick.”

Guerrieri Rizzardi '3 Cru' Amarone della Valpolicella Red Wine


Varietal Chardonnay with 13.0% abv. Picked from old vines on limestone and clay soils. No oak.

Grown in: Saint-Véran, Macconais, Burgundy, FRANCE.

Food Pairing

Pasta or pizza with plenty of truffle! The fruit character will handle the richness really well.

Disclosure & Price

Tasted blind in an MW study group. Find in the UK for circa £19.99 at Waitrose.

Reviewed and tasted: 08/01/2024

Ben Franks Wine Tasting Note Producer Profile

About the Producer

Domaine de la Creuze Noire has been in the Martin family since 1983 and current winemaker Dominique Martin can trace winemaking in his family history back 5 generations. As well as vines in the Macon, he also has vines in Leynes, Beaujolais. The estate has been HVE certified (High Environmental Value Level 3). The estate only produces wines from Chardonnay and Gamay.