Guerrieri Rizzardi 3 CRU Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2017
Region: Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape: Corvina 47%, Rondinella 21%, Corvinone 19%, Barbera 10%, Sangiovese 3%
The wine shows balance and an authentic character with dried cherry and baked fruit backed by spice, leather and smoke.
Amarone Classico 3CRU is made from hand-picked grapes from our three Cru vineyards of Calcarole, Pojega & Rovereti. After the grape drying period the wine undergoes a long fermentation followed by three years matured in oak and is normally released in the 4th year following harvest. In only its 2nd vintage (2012) 3CRU won Best Amarone at the Decanter World Wine Awards and vintages since have received multiple accolades from the international press.
The company’s goal is unchanged, namely the creation of ‘estate produced and bottled’ wines, retaining control of the entire production chain in-house. New vineyards have been planted with different grape varieties in accordance with the type of soil, and the system of nurturing different varieties of vine is being improved to increase the quality of the wines. In recent years Guerrieri-Rizzardi has joined the ‘Historical Wine Families’ Association and the ‘Les Hénokiens’ Association of 200-year old family businesses. Today, Guerrieri-Rizzardi is a dynamic company, not only in the world of wine, but also in tourism and hospitality, originally started by Antonio Rizzardi, subsequently in Bardolino with Rambaldi apartments and Borgo Bardolino, and in Negrar with the Pojega Garden and Villa Rizzardi.