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Guerrieri Rizzardi, '3 Cru' Amarone Classico della Valpolicella DOCG

GUER001
Selected from three Cru vineyards (Calcarole, Pojega and Rovereti). At the heart of the Valpolicella Classico is the Corvina and Corvinone grapes which lend a distinct black pepper and dark cherry character to the wine which is medium bodied, structured but smooth and with a complex savoury finish.
Type:
Vintage:
2014
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
80% Corvina and Corvinone, 10% Rondinella, 10% Barbera.
Style:
N/A
ABV:
16%
Region:
Country:
Italy
Sub Region:
Pojega
Body:
Rich, bold and robust
Drinking Window:
Drink now through 2022
Closure Type:
Cork
£32.99
 

Guerrieri Rizzardi Azienda Agricola

In 1649 Carlo Rizzardi from Toscolano Maderno arrived in Valpolicella and bought the property of Pojega with the nearby vineyards of Calcarole and the estate of Rovereti. He built the cellar of Pojega. In 1913 Carlo Rizzardi married Giuseppina Guerrieri of Bardolino and the labels of the Guerrieri and the Rizzardi Wines were joined and from then on sold under a unique name: Guerrieri Rizzardi (first label 1914). The most ancient traces of grapevine cultivation in Valpolicella date back to the 5th century B.C. The vineyards are positioned in Negrar in the “classico zone”, a cluster of small valleys, where vines, olives, and cherries thrive. An excellent climate influenced by the mountains and nearby lake Garda.

Tasting Notes

Aromatic with ripe dark berried fruit alongside sweet spice. A ripe rich style. The texture is rich and round with abundant, ripe dark berried fruit, supported by fine oak. Well structured and maintaining good freshness. Decant an hour before serving.

Food Matches

Rib of beef, venison, pheasant. Mature Cimbro, Pecorino Vecchio, Chedar