Ben says

★★ Great Wine Vibrant Zweigelt with black cherry, chocolate, liquorice and spice from the nose right through to the finish on the palate. Its finesse is reflective of its artisan production and it avoids some of that leathery unpleasantness you can find in overworked Zweigelt. This is a great example of the grape variety.

Guerrieri Rizzardi '3 Cru' Amarone della Valpolicella Red Wine


Varietal Zweigelt with 12.5% abv. Partial barrel fermentation and partial whole bunch fermentation makes up the final blend, which is then aged in Hungarian and French oak for 18 months.

Grown in: Bükk, HUNGARY.

Food Pairing

Characterful reds like this with a medium body are a good match to hearty meals like chicken paprikash stew, or try it with pasta and meatballs.

Disclosure & Price

Tasted at the Central & Eastern Europe trade tasting event. Find in the UK for circa £22.95 online from South Downs Cellars.

Reviewed and tasted: 18/06/2024

Ben Franks Wine Tasting Note Producer Profile

About the Producer

Gallay winery is an artisan winery from Bükk in nothern Hungary, near Matra and Eger to the west of Tokaj. Gallay is dedicated to sustainable practices and its 11 hectare estate is currently undergoing organic conversion. The annual production is around 15,000 bottles per year. Winemaker-owner Roland Borbély founded the winery in 2012 and named it after his grandmother.