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|
- Birthal vineyard in Poysdorf, Weinviertel
- Soils: Sandy banks left behind by primordial sea, light soils
- 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
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.
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.
- 100% Gruner Veltliner grapes
- Alcohol: 12.3%
- Acidity: 6.4 g/l
- Residual Sugar: 1.1 g/l
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.
|Proprietors||Marion & Manfred Ebner-Ebenauer|
|Farming (Sustainable, organic, biodynamic)||Organic/biodynamic|