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.”


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