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Guerrieri Rizzardi 'Clos Roareti' Rosso Veronese Merlot

GUER015
Grown in the centuries old single walled vineyard (Clos) comes this wonderful 100% Merot, full of ripe and dark berried fruit with background flavours of oak and sweet spice.
Type:
Vintage:
2016
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
1
Style:
N/A
ABV:
15.2%
Region:
Country:
Italy
Body:
Soft, fruity and smooth
Drinking Window:
Drink now through to 2020
Closure Type:
Cork
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£24.99
 

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

The 2015 shows a lot of fruit ripeness, dark berried fruit and oak in the background. Full bodied, with silky tannins and good freshness with the fruit and oak well integrated.

Food Matches

An ideal accompaniment to fillet of beef, roast duck and dark game.

Press Comments

Commended - Decanter World Wine Awards 2015.