Ben says

★★ Great Wine I’ve had a few Welschriesling wines in my time, mostly under its synonym Olaszrizling from various Hungarian producers. This Czech Welschriesling – or Ryzlink Vlašský – is a very juicy and rounded style. Quince, apple and juniper combine over a lightly creamy and fresh palate. Some people mention honey, but I think it’s mainly fresh and fruit-driven and therefore super approachable.

Guerrieri Rizzardi '3 Cru' Amarone della Valpolicella Red Wine


Varietal Welschriesling with 12.5% abv. Partially made with botrytis-affected grapes.


Food Pairing

Creamy prawn risotto would be a fine pairing for this wine!

Disclosure & Price

Tasted at the Central & Eastern Europe trade tasting event. Find in the UK for circa £12.75 from Wines of Bohemia.

Reviewed and tasted: 18/06/2024

Ben Franks Wine Tasting Note Producer Profile

About the Producer

Zamecke Vinarstvi Bzenec – or Castle Winery Bzenec – is one of Czechia’s largest producers but renowned for also leading the country’s quality-focused wine production. The winery tends to over 540 hectares across the Czech regions of Slovácko, Mikulovsk and Znojmo. They have been named the country’s Winery of the Year 8 times. The current chief winemaker is Zbyněk Žiška, with the winery’s strategy overseen by Borek Svoboda and his team.