Ben says

★★ Great Wine Light coloured but intense on the nose with bursts of juicy orange, vanilla, and clove – all high intensity and characterful. It’s a wine to spend your time swirling and sniffing. It’s bold, backed by oak, and satisfying on the palate with a mix of apple danish, sourdough bread and honeyed quince. Happily enjoyed lightly chilled!

Guerrieri Rizzardi '3 Cru' Amarone della Valpolicella Red Wine


Varietal Marsanne with 13.0% abv. Hand-harvested from organic vines in Les Miaux lieu-dit, and the wine is matured for 10-12 months on its fine lees, partially in oak, partially in stainless steel tank.

Grown in: Hermitage, Rhone, FRANCE.

Food Pairing

Either drink this very lightly chilled with a roast turkey and all the trimmings, or enjoy chilled on the patio with friends and a falafel and red pepper salad. Or lots of humus and garlicky warm pitta breads.

Disclosure & Price

Tasted blind during a MW study tasting. Find in the UK for circa £57.60 from Amathus, although stocks for this vintage were very low.

Reviewed and tasted: 23/04/2024

Ben Franks Wine Tasting Note Producer Profile

About the Producer

Ferraton Pere et Fils has been in the heart of Tain l’Hermitage since 1946 and production continues on the same site today. Michel Chapoutier launched a joint venture with the Ferraton family in the 1990s, introducing biodynamic farming. Today the estate is headed by Damien Brisset, who has spent more than 10 vintages crafting Ferraton wines.