Guerrieri Rizzardi


Verona, Italy
 
Guerrieri Rizzardi, based around Bardolino and with estates in Bardolino, Valoplicella, Soave and Valdadige, produce estate grown fine wines. The relationship between their land, heritage and tradition has, for many years, moulded their philosophy, yet they never loose sight of innovation in the quest to produce a better bottle of wine.
 
Guerrieri Rizzardi make full use of the region’s best native grapes (Corvina, Corvinone, Garganega) but also plant other Italian and International grape varieties including Barbera, Sangiovese, Merlot and Chardonnay according to the suitability of the soils. Guerrieri Rizzardi believes in producing wines as an expression of the soil and of the grape variety, thus enhancing the unique personality and character of each wine. Ultimately, their goal is to produce wines of quality that have fruit purity, structure and are true reflections of their vineyards.
 
A small yield is the cornerstone of their vineyard philosophy and over the years they have reduced to a quantity level much lower than required by DOC law.
 
In the cellar traditional practices are combined with modern wine-making techniques but with the minimum level of intervention. The work done in the vineyard vastly reduces what has to be done in their cellar.

In their vineyards Guerrieri Rizzardi respect the balance of nature. They use natural compost to fertilize the vines and keep the immediate environment in the tradition of natural plant diversity – in today’s language, biodiversity.