Ben says

★ Good Wine Almost water white in colour, this Riesling has a very aromatic lime nose, as well as some stone and mineral aromas (in the literal sense). The wine’s racy and bright with electric acidity; a mix of white pear and green plum. All primary and slightly candied ripe, but it’s textured and long. Hoping this will develop nicely…

Guerrieri Rizzardi '3 Cru' Amarone della Valpolicella Red Wine


Varietal Riesling with 12.0% abv. 100% free run juice (no pressing), natural yeast, and three months on lees.

Grown in: Clare Valley, AUSTRALIA.

Food Pairing

Zingy and ripe Riesling like this deserves seafood. It would also go well with cheese and often I find a nice lightly chilled Riesling is one of my favourite pairings with an eclectic cheeseboard.

Disclosure & Price

Tasted blind during a MW study session. Find in the UK for circa £18.99 from Great Wine Co.

Reviewed and tasted: 09/04/2024

Ben Franks Wine Tasting Note Producer Profile

About the Producer

Andrew and Cathy Pike set up Pikes Wines alongside Andrew’s brother Neil in 1984 and by the time Andrew went full time in 1998 he had 20 years’ experience at Penfolds. Today the estate is managed by Jamie, one of Andrew and Cathy’s three sons, and Steve Baraglia is the chief winemaker. The estate has grown from 27 hectares to 100 hectares and also continued the Pike family’s long beer making history.