Gruner Veltliner Reserve Ried Bürsting – 2019

Region: Austria - Weinviertel


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.”

The Wine

Vineyard Profile

Ried Bürsting is on a high plateau at the end of an enchanting Kellergasse (cellar lane) in the Weinviertel, Niederösterreich.

  • Soil: Deep loam, high moisture content
  • Vines Planted: 1968
  • Low yields
Harvest Notes
  • Hand harvested in October into 20kg bins,with stringent triage in vineyard
  • Picked at high Spätlese level ripeness
  • 24 hour maceration on skins
  • Settled briefly
  • Fermented using only indigenous yeasts in used 500 liter oak casks and small stainless steel tanks
Winemaker's Notes

Ried Bürsting is one of our very finest Veltliners, thanks to the enormous potential of the site, a wine impressive for its spiciness and complexity. Concentrated and juicy with a fine overlay of spices, Gruner Veltliner Bürsting benefits from a good decanting to coax out all of its facets.

Pair with fowl, sweetbreads, smoked trout or eel, and robust hard cheeses.

Wine Summary

100% Gruner Veltliner; alcohol: 13%; single vineyard Ried Bürsting sits on high plateau at end of cellar-lane in Weinviertel; deep, moist loamy soil; vines planted 1968; hand harvested at high Spätlese ripeness in October with strict triage into 20kg bins; macerated 24 hours on skins; settled briefly; fermented using only indigenous yeasts in used 500 liter oak casks and small stainless steel tanks.

Technical Information
  • 100% Gruner Veltliner
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Total Acidity: 5.3 g/l
  • Residual Sugar: 3.8 g/l


95 Points

While this wine’s nose takes quite a lot of air and swirling to wake up, it presents a fine floral notion aligned to bright pear. The palate is equally secretive, holding back its essential savoriness amidst a generous layer of yeasty creaminess, pithy texture and salty depths. This is generous but fine-boned and elegant, with an echo of white pepper.

Wine Enthusiast, March, 2021

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