Ben says

★★★ Outstanding Wine Very nutty, slightly spiced nose bursting with apple fruit. A little smoked cheese shows some lees ageing. On the palate it’s mineral and bold, its texture electric yet delivering layers of cream, red apples, white peaches and pears. There’s that little tropical banana-like hint but it’s so subtle and well versed. On the finish it’s long and wonderfully rounded.

Guerrieri Rizzardi '3 Cru' Amarone della Valpolicella Red Wine


Varietal Grenache Blanc with 13.5% abv. Harvested from the single vineyard Voor Paardeberg. Mixed fermentation in stainless steel, French oak and terracotta.

Grown in: Stellenbosch, SOUTH AFRICA.

Food Pairing

This creamy, spicy, fruity white wine deserves some flavour so go all in with a cumin-based dal, butternut squash and topped with crispy onions, or try it with a fragrant and juicy chicken tagine.

Disclosure & Price

Tasted blind during a MW study session. Widely out of stock but this was purchased for ~£15 from Lay & Wheeler.

Reviewed and tasted: 23/04/2024

Ben Franks Wine Tasting Note Producer Profile

About the Producer

The Foundry is a South African winery established in 2000 by cellarmaster Chris Williams and James Reid. The wines are made at the Meerlust estate and uses selected fruit from across the Western Cape.