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Guerrieri Rizzardi is delighted to be part of the Decanter Italian Fine Wine Encounter at the Landmark Hotel in London on Saturday 2nd June.

Owner and winemaker Giuseppe Rizzardi will present a strong lineup that includes the new vintages of Soave Classico and Villa Rizzardi Amarone. At the top of the list our brightest star, Calcarole Amarone Classico 2011, that was not so long ago awarded 93 points at Decanter Magazine’s Amarone tasting – overall the 3rd highest score from 166 wines.

“Italy’s most iconic wines under one roof”, as the event is presented, promises some super tasting moments for enthusiasts and experts alike. 

 

We are delighted to announce that our Tacchetto was the highest scoring Bardolino in the prestigious International Wine Challenge​ 2018, being awarded an overall 92 points and the silver medal !

Tacchetto is a single vineyard that has its own unique soil, with small stones and calcareous rock, with a breezy, airy location. This peculiar terroir (along with lower yields) has allowed the Corvina grape, through the years, to acquire a more elegant and structured flavor profile.

A great recognition for the work we do to enhance our Cru wines.

 

Featuring 14,000 wines from 40 countries, London Wine Fair has a real buzz about it in recent years and this year’s event is taking place from the 21st to the 23rd of May at the Olympia, London.

Guerrieri Rizzardi will be at stand B52, the home of our friends and national importer New Generation, for the whole day on Tuesday the 22nd. 

Here is the line up….so if you are in London then pop into taste our new vintages – in particular the multi awarded Calcarole Amarone Classico 2011!

  • Prosecco DOP Extra Dry
  • Pinot Grigio Delle Venezie DOP 2017
  • Soave Classico DOP 2017
  • Fior di Rosa NV
  • Bardolino Chiaretto DOP 2017
  • ‘Tacchetto’ Bardolino Classico DOP 2016
  • ‘Munus’ 2015                
  • ‘Pojega’ Ripasso Valpolicella Classico Superiore DOP 2015               
  • ‘Clos Roareti’ Merlot Veronese IGP 2015
  • ‘Calcarole’ Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG 2011     

 

You know that time of the year when the landscape changes from grey and dark to bright blue and vibrant green ? Yes, it is spring but in the wine world that time is called bud break.

New bud
A “bleeding” vine
The anticipation of this new cycle could appear as a bad omen:  the so called vine bleeding. It actually is the healthy sign that is time for the sleeping beauties to gently get back to work. With the rise in soil temperature the liquids and the nutrients stored in the trunk climb up to swell the dormant buds. This process reactivates the system and prepares for bud break. What bleeds from the wood is sap and that is the vital clue that soil moisture is adequate.

Breaking bud

The buds literally burst with energy, the green leaves appear and photosynthesis starts, and from there the growth is exponential. It is the beginning of a journey that will transform these tiny, shy blossoms in beautiful, successful grapes.

 

 

 

 

The 52nd edition of Vinitaly, one of the biggest exhibitions of wines and spirits in the world, will take place from the 15th to the 18th of April in Verona. The figures – 25% of the 130.000 visitors last year were wine buyers from all over the world –  are not only impressive but are the clear signal of an ever increasing attention towards the international side of the business.

But wine lovers are not going to be disappointed. The rich program of Vinitaly and the city comprises tastings, music and art blended in different itineraries through the city of Romeo and Juliet.

Guerrieri Rizzardi will be present at Vinitaly at Hall 8, Stand L 5. Join us to taste our full range of wines from Soave, Bardolino and Valpolicella.

Guerrieri Rizzardi stand

We are immensely proud to have received, for the fourth year in row, the Ecofriendly Award. It’s a recognition that the eminent guide Vinibuoni d’Italia dedicates to “the commitment of wineries that provide themselves, on a voluntary bases, with codes and standards for the environmental, social and economic sustainability of wine production”.

It’s an important testament that attests the efforts we’ve made during these years in several ways : solar panels to provide the entire energy requirement of our winery, sustainable vineyard practices and the choice of environmentally friendly packaging.

 


In football, goal scorers gets the lion’s share of the attention and cheers of the fans. Hard working midfielders, on the other hand, build the more obscure but essential play that will lead strikers to glory.

Similarly, in vineyards, the harvest is the period of a vine cycle that gets the limelight from pundits, media and draws consumer attention. Winter pruning, on the other hand, is the lesser known but crucial time in which decisions are made on what’s going to happen with the fruit for the new vintage.

Cavaion vineyard
Guerrieri Rizzardi winery in Bardolino

There are many ways to prune vines. The suitable ones are chosen according to the type of grape, where the vines grow and which shape will make future operations easier. But the fundamental point is that vines produce fruit on one year old wood, meaning that the canes older than that won’t be fruitful. Left to itself, a grapevine would grow to a dense mass of mostly older wood. So up to 90 % of previous year’s shoot growth is removed. A lengthy operation that takes place when the vines are dormant.

Pergola in Cavaion
Cavaion

The main goal of winter pruning is regulating yields. You mainly do this by controlling the number of buds that will produce bunches of grapes. And then attempting to balance this fruit production with the future vegetative growth (the so called canopy). As easy as it sounds, we should always taken into account the fascinating and sometimes frustrating fact that the grapevine is very responsive to changes in weather. Even more so in cooler regions, where weather conditions tend to be more changeable (spring frost, levels of summer rains etc).

Next time you look at a vineyard in January or February think about the fact that what’s going to thrill your palate in the future starts from those dark and apparently indolent winter days.

Cane pruned vine

The wine and spirits world gathers in Dusseldorf this weekend for ProWein, one the world’s most important trade fairs. This year there will be almost 7000 exhibitors from the four corners of the globe. Three intense days of business meetings, events and tastings exclusively for professionals (retail, wholesale, production, hospitality).

For the 15th year Guerrieri Rizzardi will be in Prowein, Hall 16, Stand C 60. We will presenting new and current vintges of our wines, from the Chiaretto Spumante to the top Amarone. We look forward to meeting our actual importers, new prospects for future collaborations and anyone who is interested in our products.

 

 

Calcarole Amarone Classico 2008
Pojega Ripasso 2015

 

 

Delighted to announce that once again Calcarole Amarone Classico has been  recognised as a TOP WINE IN THE CATEGORY  by  Vivino Wine Style Awards.

It is particularly nice to receive this award as it is a recognition from all those who buy and drink our wine. THANK YOU ALL !