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94 points for KEYA 2019 in FALSTAFF

Falstaff magazine – the German speaking world’s premier wine magazine – recent held a Trophy tasting of Italian rosé featuring some of country’s most famous rosato wines from the far south to the mountains of the north.

We are doubly delighted to announce that KEYA, our Bardolino DOC Chiaretto Classico, not only picked up 3rd place but also shared the highest score of the tasting at 94 points,

Tasting Note: Leuchtendes Lachsrosa. Offenherzige und einladende Nase, nach sattem Pfirsich, Erdbeeren, zarter Bourbon-Vanille, feines Duft-Spiel. Ausgewogener Trunk, sehr fruchtig und fein, spannt einen schönen Fächer, lebendig und knackig bis ins Finale.

In English (approximately!)

Bright salmon pink. Open and inviting nose, of rich peach, strawberries, delicate bourbon vanilla, fine play of fragrances. Balanced drink, very fruity and fine, fans out beautifully, lively and crisp to the finale. 94 points 

A lot of work has gone into realising KEYA, our new expression of Bardolino rosé, and it is extremely rewarding get such positive, early recognition.

We hope everyone, old friends and new, get to enjoy a glass soon!

Sunday Times Choice – Ireland

Master of Wine and Sunday Times wine writer Martin Moran every year picks out his top wines for The Wine Guide, a much anticipated annual selection which features in major Irish national newspaper The Sunday Times. The guide features more than 100 wines available to buy in Ireland each one chosen by Martin.

Very happy to say that our Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG Classico 3CRU 2014 was chosen for the category of Full-Bodied Reds and awarded 92 points.

Here are the words of Martin Moran MW:

‘Rizzardi make excellent Amarones, and you could pay well in excess of this elsewhere and get little more than on offer here” 92/100

3CRU is available in limited quantities in a selection of countries, in Ireland it is imported exclusively by O’Briens Wines Beers & Spirits.

Nordic Gold!

We are delighted to announce that our single vineyard Valpolicella Ripasso, POJEGA has been awarded GOLD by the 2020 Vinordic Wine Challenge.

The competition is a pretty big deal in Sweden, as not many medals are awarded and only wines available to the public in the Systembolaget stores are eligible for entry. In addition to this, wines in each price tier are judged against their peers and those that come out best are awarded the medals. So this is seen as a really strong consumer’s guide to what to purchase in the stores.

POJEGA Valpolicella Ripasso DOP Classico Superiore 2017 has picked up quite a few accolades over the years including Tre Bicchieri awards from Gambero Rosso and in many of these cases it has been singled out for its individual style. It has been noted as a Ripasso which has depth and concentration but is neither sweet nor jammy, a wine which is elegant, balanced and ultimately, very drinkable.

In this year’s Vinordic Wine Challenge it was one of only two wines to win Gold in its price category.

Guerrieri Rizzardi Wines are imported into Sweden exclusively by Sigva AB

https://sigva.se/

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