2017 Erich and Walter Polz Sauvignon Blanc Ried Czamillonberg Steiermark

Sauvignon Blanc - 750ML
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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, November 2019

(91+ points) From vines with an average age of 40 years on calcareous marl soils, the 2017 Ried Czamillonberg Leutschach Sauvignon Blanc Czamilla offers a bright, fine and pure nose with flinty notes, sur lie and some...
WE 91

Wine Enthusiast, March 2020

Smoky reduction, despite clouding a lot of the nose, cannot quite prevent some apricot and lemon from shining through. The palate then reveals earthy, yeasty hints of apricot and Mirabelle plum and a spiky lemon...


Color & Type White
Varietal Sauvignon Blanc
Country Austria
Region Steiermark
Vintage 2017
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13%
Closure Screw Cap

The 2017 Erich & Walter Polz Ried Czamillonberg Steiermark Sauvignon Blanc is a white wine from the Steiermark region of Austria. Produced by Erich and Walter Polz, this wine is a blend predominantly of Sauvignon Blanc with a small portion (10%) of Semillon. The wine is bottled with a screw cap closure and has an alcohol content of 13.0%.

This vintage has received positive reviews from notable wine critics, highlighting its unique characteristics and quality. Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate awarded it a commendable score of 91 points. The reviewer described the wine as having “a bright, fine and pure nose with flinty notes, sur lie and some kernel-oil notes.” The wine is noted for its delicate palate, persistent saltiness, and well-structured body. The reviewer further emphasized its phenolic grip and ripe character, reflecting the age of the vines, which average 40 years and grow on calcareous marl soils. The tasting note concludes by mentioning that the wine was tasted from lot L-17, bottled in early May 2018.

Similarly, Wine Enthusiast also rated the wine at 91 points. The review by Anne Krebiehl MW highlighted a “smoky reduction” that, despite its initial impact, allows hints of apricot and lemon to emerge. The palate is described as revealing “earthy, yeasty hints of apricot and Mirabelle plum” alongside a “spiky lemon freshness.” The yeast contributes a creamy texture, while the stone fruit imparts a rounded richness. The finish is characterized as dry and lemony, providing a refreshing conclusion to the tasting experience.

Overall, the 2017 Erich & Walter Polz Ried Czamillonberg Steiermark Sauvignon Blanc is a well-received wine praised for its complexity and balance. Both reviews underscore its intriguing blend of flavors and textures, making it a notable choice for those seeking a distinguished white wine from Austria.