Ben says

★★ Great Wine The best red of Vinatigo’s line-up is this varietal Negramoll that brings all of that volcanic poise to the forefront with concentrated, fresh fruit like cherries and red plums. There is a complexity in the aroma like a fragrant black tea and gorgeous supple, tobacco-like tannins on the palate. Its finish is delicate but long and satisfying. A great wine.

Guerrieri Rizzardi '3 Cru' Amarone della Valpolicella Red Wine


Varietal Negramoll with 13.0% abv. Wildly fermented with indigenous yeasts and no added sulphur. Matured in French oak barrels for 6 months.

Grown in: Tenerife, Canary Islands, SPAIN.

Food Pairing

As a fairly delicate red, this wine will go well with grilled seafood, poultry or ham dishes, or a range of Mediterranean veg tray bakes.

Disclosure & Price

Tasted at the Hallgarten portfolio wine tasting. Find in the UK for circa £30 from Wine Poole.

Reviewed and tasted: 20/02/2024

Ben Franks Wine Tasting Note Producer Profile

About the Producer

Winemaker Juan Jesús Méndez and the Vinatigo team started their winery in 1990 with the aim of reviving and celebrating the indigenous grape varieties available across the Canary Islands. The winery grows the popular island varieties Listán Blanco and Listán Negro, and the more rare Gual, Marmajuelo, Negramoll and Vijariego. They are committed to sustainability, building their winery using local materials and reducing their energy, with a low intervention approach to winemaking and a focus on quality.