Le Cigare Volant, Bonny Doon
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Grape VarietyRondinella, Corvina, Barbera
StyleFull & Opulent
Guerrieri Rizzardi is an historic family owned estate established in 1914 but with vineyard holdings dating back to the XV century inherited from the Counts Guerrieri and XVII century from the Counts Rizzardi.
To this day the estates are family owned and run Contessa Maria Cristina Loredan is the winery president and her two sons Giuseppe Rizzardi and Agostino Rizzardi have been operatively running the company since the late ‘90s: Giuseppe is in charge of the estates management and is the winemaker, while Agostino is the general manager.
They have presided over a quality based evolution from an already strong base and this focus was rewarded by a first 3 Bicchieri for the 2001 Villa Rizzardi Amarone DOC Classico. Further 3 Bicchieri awards followed every year culminating in the grand prize in 2014 of Gambero Rosso “Red Wine of The Year” for the flagship Amarone Calcarole 2009.
Innovations continue and Giuseppe’s focus on the unique terroir of the single vineyard Crus has paid dividends most notably in the award winning Merlot Clos Roareti. As vines mature in the more recently planted vineyards the future is bright.