Ben says

★ Good Wine Ruby hued like a gem in the glass with a gorgeous strawberry nose, with hay, blueberry and green damson. Low, soft tannins back a smoky, almost peaty, palate with herby sage notes and stalky red fruits. There is a “pinch” on the mid-palate from the wine’s high acidity. It opens up and softens out a little, becoming very drinkable but with a pleasant savoury character.

Guerrieri Rizzardi '3 Cru' Amarone della Valpolicella Red Wine


Varietal Pinot Noir with 13.0% abv. Picked from 40 year old vines. The wines are matured in oak, of which no more than 15% are new.

Grown in: Chorey-les-Beaune, Cote d’Or, Burgundy, FRANCE.

Food Pairing

Good savoury Pinot Noir like this, especially when the acidity is a little higher, can work especially well with food you might traditionally pair with white wine (tuna, salmon for fish; baked chicken; aubergine; salads). I personally really like it with anything umami, a nice mix of soy-glazed shittake mushrooms would be delicious.

Disclosure & Price

Tasted blind in an MW study group. Find in the UK for circa £36.00 from Amathus.

Reviewed and tasted: 08/01/2024

Ben Franks Wine Tasting Note Producer Profile

About the Producer

Winemaker Thomas Troussard is the current generation to look after the Domaine Dussot-Rollet estate in the Cote d’Or. The estate is working towards the HVE certification for its 4.75 hectare estate of largely old vines, aged between 40-95 years old. These wines are aged typically for 2 years before release.