Crazy, No-Brainer Case Buy: 95 pt., “Best Amarone” Award Winner for Under $30 a Bottle!!!

Posted on: 12/4/18 4:37 PM

Guerrieri Rizzardi

We don’t usually offer too many Amarone flashes, but we couldn’t help ourselves with this insanely delicious gem. From the highly renowned Guerrieri Rizzardi comes a blend of his top three historic vineyards–a rare offering that only occurs during vintages where yields were cut incredibly low. Winner of the “Best Amarone” Platinum Award from Decanter’s World Wine Awards–this is a DO-NOT-MISS-WINE for Italian lovers!Guerrieri Rizzardi

2012 Guerrieri Rizzardi Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 3 Cru $29.99 NET

“Opens up beautifully with ripe and pronounced notes of raspberries and cherry fruit. Elegant and sensual palate with juicy tannins, complex spices and a long, fresh aftertaste. Stunning!” 95 Points, Decanter

More About the Wine

 Guerrieri Rizzardi can trace its history back to 17th century–most likely earlier–but the first formal labeling of the estate was in 1914. The family was one of the first in the region to focus primarily on the native grapes (Corvina, Corvinone, Garganega), and were way in front of the trend you see today. In fact, you could say they were influential in creating it!

 Today the estate deftly balances old school traditional viticulture with modern winemaking. Their yields are incredibly tiny, everything is handpicked and the work in the cellar is done at a minimal level of intervention. The end result are vivid wines that are deftly made and boast honest, large-hearted generosity.

Posted in Daily Flash By Tim Sellon