Ben says

★ Good Wine Pale orange in colour with a peachy, summer berry and lightly floral aroma. Smooth, lightly spicy and layered with fresh acidity. Surprisingly restrained and light, given its grape variety. Cleanly made and, if not especially exciting, a pleasure to drink.

Guerrieri Rizzardi '3 Cru' Amarone della Valpolicella Red Wine


Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon with 13.5% abv. Grapes are crushed and the free-run juice is fermented off the skins to create a ‘Blanc de Noirs’ style.

Grown in: Ningxia, CHINA.

Food Pairing

Given the grape variety, there’s a nice bit of texture to this wine but not lots of acidity, so as a smooth and full bodied wine think along the lines of a lemon and Mediterranean herb traybake – and use the thighs so there’s plenty of flavour to match the lightly spiced notes of the Blanc de Noirs Cab.

Disclosure & Price

Tasted at the Walker & Wodehouse trade tasting in London. Find in the UK for circa £17.05 at VINVM.

Reviewed and tasted: 20/02/2024

Ben Franks Wine Tasting Note Producer Profile

About the Producer

Chateau Changyu is one of the largest Chinese wineries in the world and takes its name from the company that introduced winemaking to China, Changyu, founded by Chang Bishi. The Chateau’s Moser XV brand was launched in 2025 in partnership with the famous winemaking consultant Laurenz Maria Moser the fifth, grandson of Austrian wine pioneer Lenz Moser III. It aims to bring Chinese wines to the European market in a “Bordeaux-style”.