Ebner-Ebenauer

Gruner Veltliner – 2019

Region: Austria - Weinviertel

Ebner-Ebenauer

Deep in a four hundred year old cellar, a quiet, studious man weighs careful decisions to create exquisite wines from each of the special parcels in the Weinviertel. He asks his accomplished, exuberant wife to join him in crafting the perfect blends that reflect their passionate partnership.

Once upon a time…this is how fairy tales usually begin. But sometimes real life is a fairy tale, and that is the case for Marion and Manfred Ebner-Ebenauer. While the Ebner-Ebenauer label was born in 2007, when the two winemakers decided to share their lives, the history of winemaking in Manfred’s family stretches back fourteen generations. Today Ebner-Ebenauer is a mixture of old and new. The 400 year old cellar and modern style of the careful winery renovation. Traditional winemaking, gravity fed, gentle pressing. Using new methods when appropriate. “Respect the traditions but change if not useful.”

Grapes / Soils

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area ha or acres
Gruner Veltliner 100% GV from vineyards replanted into single vineyards 7-40 years old Sandy banks, light soils from a primordial sea 4

The Wine

Vineyard Profile
  • Birthal vineyard in Poysdorf, Weinviertel
  • Soils: Sandy banks left behind by primordial sea, light soils
Harvest Notes
  • Harvested in September 2019
  • Fermentation without added yeasts after short maceration
  • Aged 3 months on the fine lees
  • Wine is filtered and rests in stainless steel tanks until bottling in April
Winemaker's Notes

The Weinviertel identifies itself first and foremost with this pure Grüner Veltliner! Fruit and elegance are in the foreground with this wine. Finely fruity white-pepper snap, balanced and spicy flavors paired with marvellous fruit.

A universal accompanist to fine table fare, offering great drinking pleasure. Pair with baked dishes and classic rustic fare, curd cheese as well as summer salads.

Wine Summary

100% Gruner Veltliner; alcohol: 12.3%; Birthal vineyard in the Weinviertel; sandy, light soils left by primorial sea; spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel tanks; aged 3 months on fine lees; racked, filtered and aged in tank until bottling.

Technical Information
  • 100% Gruner Veltliner grapes
  • Alcohol: 12.3%
  • Acidity: 6.4 g/l
  • Residual Sugar: 1.1 g/l

Reviews

90 Points

Notes of green pear peel and the riper flesh of yellow pear combine into a nose of ripe freshness. The palate then brims with vivid lemon freshness that tingles with zesty intensity on the slender, bright, brisk palate. This is light but fresh, enlivening and invigorating in its weightlessness.

Wine Enthusiast, September, 2020

General Info

Country Austria
Region Niederösterreich
Appellation(s) Weinviertel
Proprietors Marion & Manfred Ebner-Ebenauer
Founded 2007
Winemaker Manfred Ebner-Ebenauer
Annual Production
Farming (Sustainable, organic, biodynamic) Organic/biodynamic