Ben says

★★ Great Wine Light and apple-green in colour with a nose that stings of nettles and perky lemongrass. There’s also some pithy lemon and salty salinity in the aroma. It is much more aromatic as it warms up than chilled – in fact I quite like the continued sting from the citric bite when this wine’s a bit warmer. Juicy with melon, lemons, limes and white peach, it’s all primary fruit but very satisfying. It’s too young for any of that interesting Hunter Valley honeyed complexity to come through – but, you know, I don’t miss it here.

Guerrieri Rizzardi '3 Cru' Amarone della Valpolicella Red Wine


Varietal Semillon with 11.0% abv. Unoaked and cool fermentation and fined before any malolactic fermentation is allowed.

Grown in: Hunter Valley, AUSTRALIA.

Food Pairing

Greek salad with plenty of salty, crumbly feta and the kind of sweet, juicy tomatoes you can only really pick up fresh from the vine. I also love these kinds of wines with smelly, oily fish like mackerel, simply grilled, and new potatoes.

Disclosure & Price

Purchased in The Little Fine Wine Co. subscription for half bottles. Find in the UK for circa £21.95 at the Whisky Exchange – or you can pick up a half bottle for c. £14 from Little Fine Wine Co.

Reviewed and tasted: 02/06/2024

Ben Franks Wine Tasting Note Producer Profile

About the Producer

Brokenwood was originally set up by Tony Albert, John Beeston and James Halliday, the latter becoming a very influential Australian wine writer, in the 1970s. Today the wines are made by Stuart Horden and Kate Sturgess. The winery is certified sustainable and regularly recognised in competitions for its Hunter Valley Semillon.