Ben says

★★ Great Wine Softly aromatic with banana, peach melba, apple and cream. This wine’s juicy and almost oily in its viscosity. Long in the mouth with plenty more fruit, a hint of blossom, and some caramac-like notes. I’d never have guessed this as Malvazija, but it’s lovely.

Guerrieri Rizzardi '3 Cru' Amarone della Valpolicella Red Wine


Varietal Malvazija (Malvasia) with 14.0% abv. Late harvested and matured in oak barrels for 10 months.

Grown in: Goriska Brda, Primorski, SLOVENIA.

Food Pairing

Butternut squash risotto, or a seafood paella! It will also take on grilled lamb, just serve it a little warmer.

Disclosure & Price

Tasted blind at a Master of Wine study session. Find in the UK for circa £24 from Vinium.

Reviewed and tasted: 23/04/2024

Ben Franks Wine Tasting Note Producer Profile

About the Producer

Edi Simcic and his son Aleks are still the core family team behind Edi’s namesake winery, but the third generation, Aleks’ children, are already learning the trade to take up the mantle in the future. The winery is based in Goriska Brda in western Slovenia, near the Italian border, where the vines enjoy a mix of the Southern Alps and Mediterranean influence.