Ben says

★ Good Wine Pungeant and bold Syrah with a mix of blackcurrants and cherries over cedar, smoke and chocolate. On the palate fruit is the powerhouse with secondary characters offering more subtle support. Big, juicy, peppery and easy to drink, this is a good quality wine for enjoying now.

Guerrieri Rizzardi '3 Cru' Amarone della Valpolicella Red Wine


81% Syrah, 17% Mourvedre, 1% Grenache Noir and 1% Viognier with 13.5% abv. Whole cluster berries are added during fermentation for carbonic maceration. The wine is matured in concrete vats and 225L French oak barriques for 18 months.

Grown in: Paarl-Simonsberg, Western Cape, SOUTH AFRICA.

Food Pairing

Big, full bodied and fruit-forward reds like this are going to be a treat with BBQ meats, steak, or chargrilled aubergine.

Disclosure & Price

Tasted during a Master of Wine study group. Find in the UK for circa £16.00 at Amathus.

Reviewed and tasted: 05/02/2024

Ben Franks Wine Tasting Note Producer Profile

About the Producer

The wine is made by Noble Hill, a winery with vineyards on the granite slope of the Simonsberg Mountain foothills. The current generation in charge is Zimbabwean Kristopher Tillery, who has pursued ambitions for a fully organic certified winery and is experimenting with wild yeasts and low intervention winemaking.