2022 A&D Wines Monólogo Arinto P24 BIO
Last year, A&D Wines was named the most revolutionary wine producer by Portugal's most important wine magazine VINHO because of their innovative Vinho Verde. A&D are Alexandre & Dialina Gomas, technical engineers with a 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 autochthonous varieties such as Avesso, Arinto and Malvasia Fina, with minimal intervention. Result: incredibly pure wines with a lot of authenticity of the grape, expression and freshness.
Monólogo stands for a single grape from a single vineyard. Each wine from the Monólogo range has a 'monologue': its own story with its own character. That character is depicted in the speaking labels. The label shows a woman with flowers and a fruit basket. They depict the delicate character of the wine. The Monólogo Arinto P24 is a monovarietal wine produced with grapes from the P24 plot at Quinta de Santa Teresa, based on sustainable agricultural practices. The wine is Vegan and Bio certified.
The Arinto is a fresh wine, with delicate aromas and good acidity. in the glass fresh and sparkling straw yellow. In the beginning a little closed aromas, but after some rolling and a little time, piece by piece a nice freshness comes in the nose with citrus fruit such as lime, light floral tone. On the palate, the wine is somewhat mineral and has a lively, but balanced acidity and leaves a fresh and pleasant finish. The wine is very delicate and hard to find such a white white wine at this price.
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)
|Drinking as of
|Aromatic, Dry, Fresh, Fruity, Spicy, Light, White fruit
|Borrelen, Met vrienden, Summer party, Terras, Voor alledag