2019 A&D Wines Singular
A&D Wines was named the most revolutionary wine producer by Portugal's leading wine magazine VINHO last year for their innovative Vinho Verde. A&D are Alexandre & Dialina Gomas, technical engineers with a great love for wine. You can immediately see that technical precision in the extremely healthy vineyards and very clean winery in the renovated Quinta de Santa Teresa. The wines are made from native varieties such as Avesso, Arinto and Malvasia Fina, with minimal intervention. Result: incredibly pure wines with a lot of grape authenticity, expression and freshness.
Singular is the top wine of A&D Wines. Singular is made from the best grapes of the vintage, and therefore differs annually in composition. 8 grape varieties are used, including Avesso, Arinto, Malvasia Fina and Alvarinho, complemented by a field blend. Each person drawn on the label is a unique figure. After all, no two people are the same. There is only one of each person, in other words: they are 'singular'. This also applies to the many grapes in the Singular blend. The A&D Singular is aromatic and complex. Wide palette of citrus fruits and yellow fruits. Rich and concentrated. Precision, freshness and minerality. Lots of length.
Alexandre & Dialina are well aware that the best grapes come from healthy vineyards. Healthy vineyards come naturally when you treat nature well. Therefore, they protect natural water sources by leaving other natural vegetation intact. This vegetation is in turn kept in check by grazing cattle: this provides natural fertilization. Synthetic products and extermination are not necessary. This approach produces ripe, aromatic grapes, which are not contrived in the cellars. With minimal intervention, but extreme precision, wines are made that express landscape, grape and climate.
Weingut Polz is located on the Grassnitzberg in Austria's southern wine region, Südsteiermark. This family business has a rich history that dates back to 1912, when Johann Polz took his first steps in viticulture. Today, the winery is run by the fourth generation, who continue to improve the quality of their grapes and wines with sustainable viticulture and modern technologies.
Although Austria is known for Grüner Veltliner, it is the Sauvignon Blanc grape that steals the show in Südsteiermark. About one fifth of the vineyard area in this region is planted with this grape variety. Sauvignon blanc thrives in the hilly landscape and the relatively mild climate with cool nights. The wines range from fresh and fruity to subtle and elegant.
Weingut Polz offers a wide range of wines, including the well-known Sauvignon Blanc, Weissburgunder and Morillon (local name for Chardonnay). All grapes are harvested by hand. The vinification takes place in stainless steel tanks or large wooden barrels. Everything is aimed at preserving the grape's own aromas and freshness.
In addition to making beautiful wines, Weingut Polz is also focused on sustainability and the preservation of biodiversity, and they try to minimize the impact of their winegrowing activities on the environment. They are currently in the process of converting to organic viticulture.
|Type of Wine
|Vinho Verde (Appellation)
|Arinto, Avesso, Malvasia
|Drinking as of
|Aromatic, Dry, Fruity, Aged on wood, Spicy, White fruit
|Lekker luxe, Met vrienden