Ben says

★★ Great Wine This wine is far too young but being a glutton for acidity I’m all for it. Perfumed with a mix of lime and apple blossom, the palate is shows off something closer to sweet and floral Pink Lady apples with an electric and dry finish.

Guerrieri Rizzardi '3 Cru' Amarone della Valpolicella Red Wine


Varietal Riesling with 12.0% abv. Night hand-harvested from the ‘Florita’ (little flower) vineyard on terra rossa and loamy soils over limestone. The fruit is chilled, pressed and cold settled before fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks.

Grown in: Clare Valley, South AUSTRALIA.

Food Pairing

I would enjoy this with any grilled fish, but with its perfumed apple flavours it’s particularly stellar with oily fish like mackerel.

Disclosure & Price

Tasted at the Hallgarten portfolio tasting. Find in the UK for circa £29.95 at All About Wine.

Reviewed and tasted: 20/02/2024

Ben Franks Wine Tasting Note Producer Profile

About the Producer

Jim Barry helped put Clare Valley wine region on the map, becoming the first qualified winemaker in oenology in 1947 and later founding his namesake winery in 1956. The winery is still family-owned today, passed to his son Peter and now managed by his grandchildren, third generation winemaker Tom Barry and his siblings Sam and Olivia.